Bourbon and Grapefruit Shrub

This bourbon and grapefruit shrub is perfect for shrub lovers. Full of grapefruit flavor, bourbon and tea. Hello summertime sipper! You’ll love this!

It wasn’t until this year that I finally tasted a shrub cocktail. I know they are pretty popular and they can easily be made from home. In fact there was a great post by Winnie of Healthy Green Kitchen were she makes a raspberry shrub and a blueberry cinnamon shrub. You should check it out because they both look amazing!

I was lucky enough to work with the awesome folks from Liber & Co. They make 2 different shrubs and 1 spiced tonic syrup. I decided that I wanted to give the grapefruit shrub a try because I love grapefruit based cocktails. Plus I knew I had some Scrappy’s grapefruit bitters sitting in my bar and I wanted an excuse to use them. I’m telling you people. Get on the bitters bandwagon! They are amazing!

Let me throw out a little warning about shrubs. They sorta taste like vinegar. Don’t let this turn you off. Although it’s acidic it’s extremely pleasing to the palate. I promise! I would never steer you in the wrong direction when it comes to a cocktail. Plus I have to mention I’m in love with Liber & Co. packaging. How cute is that bottle?!

Another great thing about using a shrub is that little goes along way. I do just a small splash and that is all the drink really needs. I really enjoyed bourbon with this drink and it worked perfectly with unsweet tea. If you like your drinks sweeter you could use sweet tea too.

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Looking for more bourbon cocktails? Try my persimmon old fashioned cocktail, bourbon and ginger ale or my peach mint bourbon mint tea.

Bourbon and Grapefruit Shrub

This bourbon and grapefruit shrub is perfect for shrub lovers. Full of grapefruit flavor, bourbon and tea. Hello summertime sipper! You'll love this!

Yield: 1 drink

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 0 minutes

Total Time: 5 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 part bourbon
  • 1/2 part Texas grapefruit shrub
  • 4 shakes grapefruit bitters
  • Unsweet tea (you could use sweet tea too if you prefer)

Directions:

Add ice to a short cocktail glass.

Add in bourbon, grapefruit shrub, grapefruit bitters. Fill to the top with tea, stir and enjoy.

Disclosure: I received free product from Liber & Company. All opinions are 100% mine.