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banana nutmeg shrub virgin

Banana & Nutmeg Virgin shrub

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes


  • 2 Bananas
  • 16 oz Water
  • 1 cup White Sugar
  • 8 Whole Nutmegs


  1. Cut the banana into small round pieces

  2. In a sealable jar, add 16 oz. water, sliced bananas, sugar, and nutmeg. Seal the jar tightly

  3. Place the sealed jar in a deep pot and fill it with cold water (make sure the jar is completely submerged under the water)

  4. Place the pot on the stove and bring to a boil over high heat. Boil until the water in the jar adopts a banana-like yellow color (20-30 min)

  5. Remove the pot from the stove and take the jar out. Immediately turn the jar upside down so the bottom is facing up and let it cool down that way (this will ensure the jar is sealed)

  6. Before opening, shake the jar well. Then strain the liquid through a fine mesh sieve

Recipe Notes

When sealed, this shrub can be stored in a cool, dark place for up to 6 months. After breaking the seal, it is best to use it in the first 3-4 days after the jar has been open.