Soiree Amaretto & strawberry shrub

15 minutes


  • 100g of strawberries, quartered
  • 100g of granulated sugar
  • 100ml of cider vinegar
  • 1 lemon
  • 100ml of Amaretto, Soiree
  • ice
  • sparkling water
  • strawberries, to serve
  • strawberries, or pineberries, to serve


To create the shrub simply tip the strawberry pieces into a large bowl and sprinkle over the sugar. Leave to stand for 1 hour, stirring occasionally. The sugar will start to draw the juice from the strawberries and the sugar will start to dissolve into it
After an hour, press the strawberry and sugar mixture through a metal sieve into a large jug or bowl. Press firmly with the back of a spoon to get as much juice out through the sieve as possible. Add the vinegar to the resulting liquid and stir well (discard the strawberry pulp in the sieve)
Pour the shrub into a cocktail shaker, squeeze in the juice of a lemon, add the Soiree Amaretto and a hand full of ice
Shake well, until the outside of the cocktail shaker feels cold then strain into 6 ice filled martini glasses or tumblers. Add sparkling water to taste and serve with fresh strawberries and pineberries