Cranberry Orange Shrub / Katie Workman / / Photo by Cheyenne Cohen

Cranberry Orange Shrub

This slightly sweet, slightly tart fruity drink can be made as a mocktail or a cocktail, and is perfect for holiday gatherings.
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Cook Time 0 minutes
Author Katie Workman


  • 1 cup water
  • 2 cups cranberries
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • Strips of peeled zest from one orange
  • ½ cup cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon pomegranate molasses
  • Juice of 1 orange
  • 1 ounce 2 tablespoons Campari
  • 2 bottles sparkling wine or sparkling cider
  • 2 cups frozen cranberries


  • Place the water ,cranberries, sugar and orange zest in a saucepan and bring to a simmer over medium high heat. Reduce the heat and maintain a simmer until the cranberries have burst, about 7 minutes.
  • Remove from the heat and stir in the vinegar and molasses. Refrigerate overnight, preferably for 24 hours. Strain out the cranberries and orange zest, pressing the solids in a strainer with a spoon to extract all of the liquid.
  • Place the frozen cranberries into a large pitcher. Transfer the chilled cranberry liquid to the pitcher and add the orange juice and Campari. Pour in the sparkling beverage of your choice and serve chilled.