MOTHER shrub Mint Julep

MOTHER shrub
Black Cherry Mint Julep

2-3 teaspoons black cherry shrub
1 teaspoon simple syrup or
a pinch of sugar
2-3 oz high proof bourbon
a few sprigs of fresh mint leaves
crushed ice

Gently muddle mint, a few teaspoons of MOTHER shrub Black Cherry shrub and a teaspoon of simple syrup in the bottom of a julep cup. Half-fill cup with crushed ice, add bourbon. Stir. Add more crushed ice if needed. Garnish with mint and cherries.

Greyhound

Ingredients:
1.5 oz vodka or gin
1.5 oz Grapefruit MOTHER shrub
club soda

Directions:
Add vodka or gin and shrub to an ice filled glass. Top with club soda and stir. Garnish with a grapefruit wedge. This is one of those classic cocktails that’s easy to experiment with. Mix it up by using a grapefruit flavored spirit, adding some fresh rosemary, using an elderflower tonic instead of club soda…The possibilities are endless.

Make It A Mocktail – Omit the spirits and experiment with herbs, celery bitters, flavored seltzer…

Blood Orange Margarita


Ingredients:
1.5 oz tequila
.5 oz MOTHER shrub Lime
2.5 oz blood-orange juice
.5 oz Cointreau
Lime slice, for garnish

Directions:
Combine the shrub with the orange juice, tequila, and Cointreau in a cocktail shaker filled with cracked ice and shake vigorously for 10 seconds. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass, garnish with the lime slice and serve.

Cherry Bomb

Ingredients:
1.5 oz rum or vodka
1.5 oz MOTHER shrub Black Cherry
Orange flavored seltzer
Orange wedge, mint for garnish

Directions:
Add rum and black cherry shrub to a tall ice filled glass. Top with flavored seltzer water. Gently stir and and garnish with orange and mint.

Make It a Mocktail – Leave out the rum and stir. Delicious with any flavored seltzer.

Cheery Cherry Soda or Cocktail

Add equal shots rum (Vitae Spirits is our fave) and MOTHER shrub Black Cherry shrub to a tall glass filled with ice.
Top with orange mango sparkling water. (Orange sparkling water works too!)
Add a squeeze of lime and garnish with mint.

Make this a delicious shrub soda – sans alcohol.
Add 1 oz black cherry shrub to an ice filled glass.
Top with orange mango sparkling water. (Or orange sparkling water works too!)
Add a squeeze of lime and garnish with mint.