Mother Shrub Keeps Us Cool with a “Batched Sparkler” Recipe!
By Meredyth Archer (Shrub Maven)
EDITOR's NOTE: This is a great way to keep cool and enjoy summer, with or without alcohol. We’ve got Mother Shrub, plus plenty of great herbs and fruits on the Fall Line Farms and Local Roots page right now, so give this a try. You can make your own simple syrup, or to make it really simple (see what I did there?) you can use another fabulous VA-based product: Crescent Simples. You can find their products all around RVA.
Mother Shrub's Batched Sparklers
Might serve 10, depending on glass size and how thirsty you are ;) Cheers! 🌞🥂 Boozie Version
~ 10 oz Tequila Blanco or Vodka ~ 1 bottle dry Sparkling Rosé (750 milliliter) ~ 4 oz MOTHER shrub Lime 🍈 ~ 4 oz fruit infused simple syrup like @crescentsimples Strawberry Basil 🍓or Peach Hibiscus 🍑 ~ Garnish with lime wheels, sliced strawberries or peaches, mint, basil... ~ Salt rim if using tequila: rose salt*, hibiscus salt*, plain salt, no salt... ~ In a punch bowl or large pitcher, combine the liquor, lime shrub and simple syrup. ~ Add cubed ice, stir to mix.
~ Top with the sparkling rosé. ~ Stir again, gently. ~ Garnish. Rim glasses with rose salt before serving (optional). Run a lemon or lime section around rim of glass to moisten then dip in salt.
~ 10 oz fresh-made or slightly sweet lemonade ~ 1 bottle Topo Chico or sparkling mineral water (750 milliliter) ~ 4 oz MOTHER shrub Lime 🍈 ~ 4 oz fruit infused simple syrup @crescentsimples Strawberry Basil 🍓or Peach Hibiscus 🍑 ~ Garnish with lime wheels, sliced strawberries or peaches, mint, basil... *Rose or hibiscus salt: Add 4 T sea salt and 1 T dried rose buds or dried hibiscus flowers to a bowl or mortar & pestle and gently grind or mix. Place on a small plate for rimming.
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