Orange Shrub with Cardamom and Thyme

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This Orange Shrub with Cardamom and Thyme has a bright orange flavor with a cool refreshing zing.

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Orange Shrub with Cardamom and Thyme

The orange in this shrub is mixed with a little lemon-fresh flavor from the cardamom, which makes it a citrus lovers dream. I love adding orange zest and juice to apple pies so I decided to use apple cider vinegar for this shrub.

Use this shrub in drinks, salad dressings, or even drizzle some over ice cream (it makes vanilla ice cream taste like an orange creamsicle). You can specifically use it in this Gin Lemonade Cocktail or this Rosemary & Mint Lemonade Mocktail (recipes coming soon).

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Orange Shrub with Cardamom and Thyme

This Orange Shrub with Cardamom and Thyme has a bright orange flavor with a cool refreshing zing.
Servings 3 cups
Prep Time 8 mins
Cook Time 23 mins

Ingredients

  • 25 cardamom pods
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup orange pieces*
  • 1 bundle of thyme
  • 1 cup apple cider vinegar

Instructions

  • Crush the cardamom pods with the flat edge of a knife. Pry them open and drop the seeds in a spice grinder along with the cardamom husks. Pulse until the seeds are a coarse powder and set aside.
  • Add the sugar and the water together in a medium saucepan over medium-low heat. Stir until the sugar is completely dissolved.
  • Add the oranges, cardamom, and thyme and cook for 10 to 15 minutes or until the syrup has become the color of the fruit and the fruit has lost its vibrancy.
  • Add the vinegar and bring the mixture back to a simmer (about 5 to 8 minutes).
  • Strain using a fine-meshed sieve covered with one layer of cheesecloth.
  • Pour into a jar and keep it in the fridge.

Notes

  • The pith from oranges can be very bitter. To prevent bitterness, use a paring knife to cut away all the pith. I like to cut the tops and bottoms off the oranges to create a flat surface on both ends and then use a small paring knife to remove the skin and any pith from the orange.
Author: Megan Wells
Course: Beverages
Keyword: beverages, quick and easy, shrubs
This Orange Shrub with Cardamom and Thyme has a bright orange flavor with a cool refreshing zing. | Shrub Recipe | How to Make | DIY | Cocktails | Mocktails | Drinks | #megiswell #meganwellsphotography | www.megiswell.com
This Orange Shrub with Cardamom and Thyme has a bright orange flavor with a cool refreshing zing. | Shrub Recipe | How to Make | DIY | Cocktails | Mocktails | Drinks | #mocktailrecipe #cocktailrecipe | www.megiswell.com
This Orange Shrub with Cardamom and Thyme has a bright orange flavor with a cool refreshing zing. | Shrub Recipe | How to Make | DIY | Cocktails | Mocktails | Drinks | #mocktailrecipe #cocktailrecipe | www.megiswell.com
This Orange Shrub with Cardamom and Thyme has a bright orange flavor with a cool refreshing zing. | Shrub Recipe | How to Make | DIY | Cocktails | Mocktails | Drinks | #mocktailrecipe #cocktailrecipe | www.megiswell.com

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