Mixed Citrus Peppercorn Shrub

This is my best shrub yet!

Photography by Angie Norwood Browne

Mixed Citrus Peppercorn Shrub


3-4 blood oranges

2 tangerines

1-2 lemons

1-2 limes

handful kumquats

1/2c. turbinado or raw sugar

1T. peppercorns

3/4c. apple cider vinegar

Zest blood oranges, lemons, and limes. Juice one of the blood oranges and cut up the rest of the fruit.

Combine sugar and zest and let sit for at least an hour.  Mix sugar mixture with fruit and peppercorns and pour the vinegar over it.

Let sit in refrigerator for 1-2 weeks. Pour 1 -2 ounces of shrub in a glass and top with wine, Prosecco or bubbly water.

Food styling by Julie Hopper.



About anbphoto

I never thought I'd start a blog because I'm not a writer. I am a Southern Catholic girl, a commercial food Photographer and an avid gardener. I have always wanted to journal my garden; growing food (fruit, herbs and vegetables), photographing ingredients from earth to plate and sharing the recipes I love. Someone suggested that I forget about all the writing and simply share my photographs and recipes. Perfect! My blog is an exploration of home gardening and cooking, so here is a little history of me and how "Stray Cats and Blackberries" came about. Born and raised in Alabama, my love for food lies in Southern cuisine. I learned early on that life is a party revolving around friends and family sharing food and wine. Backyard Summer bbqs, black eyed peas and collard greens on New Year's Day or ham and chocolate on Easter are just a few favorite Southern traditions I love sharing. I became fascinated with gardening when my husband and I bought our first house. I am a mother, a wife and someone who appreciates the little treasures and traditions in life. My garden started as an empty parking lot behind a Mom & Pop grocery store that my husband and I bought and renovated into a photography studio. While my husband put on his carpenter pants I put on my gardening gloves. Thirteen dumpsters at three tons each and nearly three years later I had a plantable space to sew seeds. I have been a food photographer and gardener for over 20 years and love the idea of merging my passions by growing food, photographing my harvest and sharing recipes with you. Enjoy

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