What to do with the shrub.

Here is the “shrub”

In Colonial times, if you needed a refreshing beverage you would add some of this type of concoction to your water. Think of it as old school Mio water.  Water use to be unfiltered from the well.  I am sure the 2 cups of vinegar really “freshened ” things up. Now days  our tastes run much sweeter, except for those who like kombucha. UGH!  Remember I doctored the recipe in the last post because the original was so bitter.

This week we will have Three ways to use this shrub. People keep asking me for an non-alcoholic  beverage. This first use will be for you.

The cooler shrub.

.7up shrub

One shot of raspberry shrub

One can of 7up  ( I use diet)

Pour over ice. Stir. Serve.

Second way,

Martini style.

shrub martini

One shot Shrub

One shot Cherry vodka

Two shots 7 up

a few mint leaves.

Place all of the above into a martini shaker filled with ice. Shake. Shake. Shake. Pour into iced glass.

Third way,

Raspberry Margarita.

Raspberry Margarita

This is a bit of a cheat. I used Trader Joe’s  Margarita mix with tequila in it.

One shot of shrub

Glass full of margaritas.

Pour shrub over chopped ice. Pour Margarita Mix over. Garnish,

My spouse really loved the margarita version.

Being married to Drinkswithdana does have it’s benefits.

Enjoy.

 

 

 

 

 

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