This pear shrub cocktail is a great drink to use up your seasonal produce, especially items that may have blemishes or imperfections or produce that is nearing the end of its season. Shrubs, also known as drinking vinegars, were popular initially during the American Colonial era, but have made a resurgence in recent years. They keep well and can be mixed with a variety of ingredients, so every drink can be different from the last!
Recipe and photo by Rambler Sparkling Water, adapted from a cocktail from Vic & Al’s in Austin, Texas
Makes 40 oz. of pear shrub