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  • Writer's pictureKatie Hoffman

The "QuaranThyme," from Red Root & Co. (Cocktail or Mocktail)

Corey MacDonald, founder of Red Root & Co., shares this refreshing recipe that will take the edge off of being cooped up under quarantine. She received it from one of her customers, and now she's sharing it with us.

Corey makes a QuaranThyme from start to finish!

Red Root & Co.'s QuaranThyme Recipe


2oz Tequila (omit for alcohol free)

1.5 ounce RR&Co Ginger Apple Shrub

1.5 ounces fresh squeezed lemon Juice

1 ounce Thyme Simple Syrup (see instructions below)

Lemon seltzer


In a shaker pour the first three ingredients. Add a few ice cubes. Shake. Prep a glass with ice and strain cocktail over the ice. Top with seltzer water. Garnish with thyme and lemon.

Thyme simple syrup:

¼ c water, ¼ c sugar, 1 tsp honey, 3 thyme sprigs

Heat water, sugar, and honey in a small saucepan until dissolved. Remove from heat, place a few thyme sprigs in warm mixture, cover for 30 minutes. Remove thyme from syrup. Strain, if needed, to remove leaves.

If you've very bought any of Red Root & Company's products, you'll know that they taste great. For Corey MacDonald, the founder and owner of this small Virginia operation, that's key. Proof of their deliciousness is that Red Root & Co. just won the Elixir category at the 2021 Good Food Awards.

Enjoy without guilt. Corey is careful to source responsibly, choosing locally and sustainably raised ingredients whenever possible, with a focus on organic methods.

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