Melon-Lime Thyme-Mint Shrub


Melon-Lime Thyme-Mint Shrub

Recipe type: Yield: 6-8 Prep time: Cook time: Total time:

A refreshing cocktail with melon, mint and citrus served on the rocks


2 pounds of cantaloupe or melon / cut into chunks

¾ cup granulated white cane sugar

½ ounce of lemon thyme

½ ounce of mint leaves bruised

¾ cups white wine vinegar


  1. Add cantaloupe chunks and sugar to a bowl, stir. Cover and leave to macerate on the counter for a few hours.
  2. In the interim, add mint and lemon thyme to the vinegar in a glass jar.
  3. After the cantaloupe has macerated, drain off the liquid and set aside.
  4. Discard the solids (or save them and make ice cream).
  5. Add the liquid to the mint and lemon thyme vinegar.
  6. Place the mixture in the fridge for up to 3 days.
  7. Taste until you’re happy with the level of mint and lemon thyme.
  8. At that point, strain out the mint and lemon thyme and discard the solids.
  9. Your shrub is ready to drink. Enjoy on the rocks or make a fantastic cocktail!

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