Its the most wonderful time of the month – Mixology Monday! Our deepest thanks to Scott from the Shake, Strain & Sip blog for hosting this month and giving a wonderful theme which is Temperance! We’re going to be using a shrub with pears, ginger, honey solution and pepper corn for our tasty cocktail, not to mention, its non-alcoholic.

Preparing our Spring Shrub for Easter


Spring Time Shrub Soda

Here's a recipe for a really delicious pear and black pepper shrub that you can use to make cocktails or (in this case) a tasty soda.
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Course: Drinks


For the Shrub:

  • 2 Asian Pears
  • 1 thumb-sized Ginger
  • 2 cups Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 1 cup White Sugar
  • 1 1/4 cup Honey
  • 1/2 tsp Black Pepper

For the Soda:

  • Soda Water


To Prepare the Shrub:

  • Cut up the pears and dice the ginger
  • Heat up vinegar & honey in microwave-safe bowl until warm
  • Combine everything in a non-reactive, air-tight container
  • Let the mixture sit for 2 days in a cool, dry place


  • Combine 2-3 parts soda water with 1 part shrub in a Collins glass over ice.