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Spiced Pineapple Shrub, a perfect summer drink. | Mother Would Know

Spiced Pineapple Shrub

A refreshing non-alcoholic drink that pairs pineapple and spices with vinegar and sugar. The sweet and tangy shrub is perfect on a hot day. 

Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 3 cups (undiluted) syrup
Author Laura


  • 1 pound fresh pineapple, cut into small pieces About 2 cups
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup Demerara (raw) sugar
  • 4 cloves, crushed
  • 3 cinnamon sticks, crushed
  • 20 allspice berries
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated nutmeg (preferably freshly grated)
  • 1/2-3/4 cup champagne or Prosecco wine vinegar
  • club soda or seltzer to taste


  1. Pour the pineapple pieces, the granulated and Demerara sugar together.

    Granulated and demerara sugar added to pineapple for spiced pineapple shrub.
  2. Mix them together, cover, and let them sit overnight in the refrigerator.

    Pineapple pieces and sugars after steeping overnight in refrigerator for spiced pineapple shrub.
  3. Add the spices and let the mixture steep an additional day. 

    Adding spices to spiced pineapple shrub.
  4. Mix in the champagne or Prosecco wine vinegar and refrigerate for another 3 days. When the mixture is done steeping, strain it into a pitcher or other container with a lid, pressing the pineapple pieces to get out all the juices. 

  5. Serve mixed with club soda or seltzer over ice. For this particular shrub, I liked a ratio of 1 part shrub to 1 part or more club soda or seltzer.