Style + Happy Hour

Happy Hour: Bring Me a Shrub(bery)

If you’re working through Dry January, finding fun drinks for Friday Happy Hour can be a bit more of a challenge.  But one of my favorite cocktails, the Shrub, is the perfect festive mocktail.  Here is how to make one, even if you don’t plan on watching Monty Python search for the Holy Grail.

A shrub is a concentrated syrup made from fruit, vinegar and sugar.  Making your own is a great way to use up overripe fruit, berries and stone fruits work best.  Not into culinary chemistry?  Crafted cocktails has a pack of four flavors (pineapple, ginger, pear, blackberry) and Liber & Co. has so many flavors, you will sure to find one you enjoy.  Add seltzer water, ice, and enjoy.

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    3 comments

  1. Ellen says:

    Perfect timing as I’m doing dry January. The link on how to Make them also goes to the Monty Python video. Thanks!

    January 6, 2023/Reply
  2. Jill says:

    Love the drink idea and the sweater. Haven’t had a shrub but I like kombucha and seltzer. Sounds similar. My other favorite mocktail is pineapple juice, coconut water, and coconut seltzer. Can add mint.

    January 6, 2023/Reply
    • anna c says:

      Ooh that mocktail sounds delicious! I’m not doing Dry January (I don’t drink enough in general), but I’m always looking for fun beverages.

      January 8, 2023/Reply