Rhubarb is one of my favorite veggies. I love the color, the flavor, and how delicious it is in a pie, crisp, and canned into jam or syrup. It is pretty easy to get 1 3/4 cup chopped rhubarb; even a new gardener can cultivate this amount. It is also available in grocery stores. Just be sure to be careful with the leaves as they are poisonous.
This post will share the recipe for Meyer Lemon Champagne Shrub and the best Moscow Muled Copper Mugs in which to serve it. You’ll learn a little about how easy shrubs are to make and why you need to have this recipe in a mason jar in your fridge all summer long.
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Shrubs are a syrup made with fruit (which spoils rather quickly without refrigeration), sugar or honey, and vinegar. Vinegar is very high in acid, and acid is one way we can make food and drink a place where germs that make us sick cannot thrive. Sugar is a powerful preservative, which is one of the reasons a gummy worm doesn’t rot away when lost under a car seat the way a slice of bread will. The combination of sugar and vinegar means that fresh fruit flavor is preserved in a concoction that will last much longer than fruit left whole.
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Strawberry Pineapple shrub is an easy preserve that is a perfect cocktail mixer and it elevates sparkling water infinitely. The vinegar and sugar combined with the fruit make a bright and flavorful syrup with very little effort and this is the perfect shrub for beginners because it is simple to make. I enjoy mine with sparkling water (the lemon flavored kind is a tasty addition) and with a shot of tequila. It’s not as foreign a flavor as my delicious Rhubarb Pineapple Balsamic Shrub so I’d say it’s the better of the two to start with if you are shrub-uninitiated. This particular shrub also is the prettiest pink color. Read on, Dear Readers!
This post will share how to use the part of the pineapple that is so often tossed or composted and thus saves and makes terrific use of it to make a delicious, flavorful shrub. Read on to see how one magic step makes the core the best part of the shrub!
Blood Orange Balsamic Shrub is the second shrub I have crafted with balsamic vinegar. The other recipes I have shared use apple cider vinegar and that is a much more mild tasting vinegar. Balsamic is bold both in flavor and in color and when added with blood oranges and plain white sugar it creates a strong but delicious shrub. This mixes so, so well with unflavored sparkling water and in a cocktail with bourbon.
What the heck are shrubs? They aren’t just bushes in your front yard. They are Prohibition Era fruit and vinegar syrups that are SUPER easy to make (truly, they are NO COOK) and you can make them in a jar on your countertop. This ebook will teach you HOW to make shrubs out of any quantity of fruit, using super versatile ratios for whatever is in the fridge!
This post will share with you a super simple apple shrub recipe that will help you transition from sweltering summer days to cooler fall nights. Apple Shrub is a great recipe because it takes just one apple of any variety, is fun to spice up with cinnamon or a few dissolved red-hot candies, and mixed with whiskey. It is a cocktail that will transition your beverage game right into autumn.
A shrub is one of the simplest types of preserve. I have fallen in love with them and I want you to come along with me. There’s no hot water bath, no fermentation bubbles (though those would be exciting!) and the only real virtue required is patience. It takes about a week on the countertop for this beginner-friendly preserve but the results are so worth it. Shrubs are an excellent addition to water (and really, who is drinking enough? Not me…) and are sublime when added to a cocktail.
This beautiful, printable guide gives a budding, homemade cocktail mixologist a 27 recipe guide for homemade mixers and countless ways to mix them into cocktails or mocktails sure to impress and refresh. Read on for how to create farmer’s market fresh drinks quickly and easily all year round!
I know this is NOT a shrub BUT this is a fantastic recipe that you will love. This 1-hour homemade coffee liqueur recipe can be prepared and dispensed into bottles for gifting or enjoying yourself in an hour. It is a simple recipe that my mother has used for years and this coffee liqueur is delicious both hot or cold in a variety of mixed drinks. It also is easily doubled and is best made with friends. Read on for a delicious homemade coffee liqueur recipe that won’t have you tied up in the kitchen all afternoon!