Berry shrubs for mocktails are one of our vegan nonalcoholic treats. In our home, we don’t consume alcohol. This mixture is such a gorgeous base for a mocktails at summer picnics and get-togethers or just as a treat with your love. You can combine so many flavors to create what you desire. This one is fresh berries and local lavender and is just amazing color. Imagine drinking lavender! Above all, shrubs create the most exquisite tastes and colors. Berry lavender shrub for mocktails is sure to be a new favorite.
What is a shrub?
A shrub is a mixture of vinegar, salt and sugar that is used to mix with carbonated water to make a drink. The ratios vary however I’ll share how I made this below. In colonial times, they perhaps had alcohol however now, they more often than not are a vinegar syrup.
The colors on this come together so beautifully. After the vinegar mixture is made, you can let it sit in the fridge for some time and it will turn into the most amazing lavender color. Mix this with juice, water, or tonic water to create some of the most creative mocktail flavors in town. Truly this is a fun way to reduce or eliminate alcohol consumption. Hop into the reel below to learn more and see how I make berry shrubs for mocktails.
Crafting your own flavors
When you decide to create a shrub, the combination of flavors is unlimited. Berries and fresh herbs all have different complexities. I’m thinking I will keep exploring these over time as they are so delicious on a hot summer day. I’m so excited to share this with you as I only recently started drinking them.
Even if you don’t have fresh herbs, you can definitely use just berries and it will be delicious. Summer is the best time and I found that this keep for about a month in the fridge, perhaps longer though best to consume on the early side. The acidic environment tends to exist as a preservative.
Berry Lavender shrub for Mocktails
Please find the recipe below on we make this however do know that you have the possibility to add less sugar and adjust for your own palate. Also, please note that not all sugar is vegan and that the recipe really doesn’t work without the sugar. With that being said, we don’t drink this daily in our home. It is something we think about as a treat.
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