What is Shrub? The word Shrub comes from the Arabic word sharab, which literally means to drink. In the dictionary, Shrub is defined as an acid fruit drink.
Good Stuff Pick: Tait Farm Food's Fruit shrubs are based on Colonial era recipes and are drink concentrates made with fresh fruit vinegars, organic unbleached cane sugar and spices. They can be mixed with sparkling water (1 part Shrub to 8 parts water) to make festive non-alcoholic drinks, also to flavor wine and champagne.
Today's refreshing beverage is perfect for a steamy hot day, like today. Cheers!
George's Berry Shrub Fiz
Recipe Chef George Hirsch | Makes 4 servings
1/3 cup fresh lemon juice
1 cup cold water
1 cup fresh strawberries, and/or raspberries, (in a pinch-use frozen)
1/4 cup Tait Farms Strawberry Shrub
1/4 cup sugar, variable depending on how sweet the berries are & how tart/ sweet you like it.
1/2 cup ice, shaved or cubes
1/4 cup seltzer per glass
In a blender, blend the lemon juice, water, berries with juice, sugar, ice cubes until slushy. Serve in a tall glass filled with ice; pour 3/4 of a glass with berry juice and top off with seltzer.
*To Spike: You can add 1/2 ounce of vodka, Or rum, Or tequila to each glass over the ice.