Craft cocktails using shrub syrups can be a simple way to enhance your drinks without a lot of “mixology” skills.
Sometimes shrub syrups are called drinking vinegars or also referred to as just plain shrubs.
If you don’t do alcohol, shrub syrups can also be used as a healthy alternative to sugary sodas or to make mocktails.
And finally, some shrub syrups also make wonderful salad dressings or marinades!
Using shrub syrups in drinks is a way to make awesome cocktails or mocktails at home!
Dessert platters (or dessert boards) can be a fun, easy way to treat family and friends. This dessert board for two includes ideas and options for the sweets, the drinks and the decor. You can always focus on home-made treats (some recipes included), but the idea with this how-to is “easy” and is focused on …
A tasty, low-calorie DIY Low Carb Blackberry Mojito made with a Blackberry Mint Shrub Syrup. Good for keto and low carb diets.
A Salty Dog cocktail is an easy cocktail to have at home but it is taken to the level of a craft cocktail when you add Grapefruit Cardamom Shrub Syrup
A Tequila flight or a Mezcal flight is a great way to enjoy Mexican cuisine. Add an orange or tomato Sangrita for the full monty!
Drinking vinegars can enhance just about any cocktail or mocktail and are especially fun during the holiday season or for entertaining.
Low carb cocktails can be greatly enhanced with a Cranberry Shrub Syrup (aka drinking vinegar) Try Cranberry Habanero Shrub Syrup!
How to make fruit shrub syrups using either a cold shrub or a hot shrub method. Recipe for an apple shrub syrup and a beer cocktail using the apple syrup
How to make a Tomato Martini, a Smoked Tomato/Cherry Daiquiri, and a Tomato Shrub Bloody Mary with Shrub Syrups
This is a batch recipe for making a Watermelon Limoncello Drink for Ferragosto or any family or friend celebration
Waikiki Ham Balls (with a pineapple glaze!) was a popular appetizer in the 60’s tiki scene, and the recipes below feature a retro ham ball recipe, as well as a retro tiki Mai Tai, complete with umbrella. I have to admit, I was leery of the idea of “ham balls”, but surprise, surprise. They were …