Lemonade Shrub Cocktail

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For as much as I accumulate cute dishes for my food photos (and let’s face it, just for fun), my collection tends to focus mostly on bowls and vintage Pyrex. The one place I’m seriously lacking is my glassware – we have our regular drinking glasses, a bunch of wine glasses, and…not much else. Whenever I photograph cocktails, I inevitably end up borrowing cute glasses from my friend, Megan (three cheers for friends who also collect adorable dishware!).

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So when UncommonGoods reached out to me about reviewing one of their customized anniversary gifts (check out all the fun options here), I immediately went for the personalized glassware. We have been seriously missing Madison and Wisconsin in general lately, so the State Love Glasses were an obvious choice.

These pilsner glasses were just begging for a giant cocktail, so I didn’t want to make anything too strong. I wanted a light, refreshing summer cocktail that could easily be adjusted to have little to no alcohol for the hottest part of the day or for the abstainers at the party, or to have a little more alcohol for a cookout with friends.

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For this shrub cocktail, I broke out the cherry ginger shrub I made a few weeks ago and mixed in the ultimate summer refresher: fresh lemonade. I stirred in just a little vodka and topped it off with some bubbly club soda. It is perfect for kicking back on the porch with company!

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Shrub Lemonade Cocktail

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Yield: 1 cocktail

Shrub Lemonade Cocktail

This lemonade cocktail gets its "zing" from a cherry ginger shrub . Feel free to substitute in another flavor of shrub (a blueberry one would be nice). Or, if you don't feel like taking the time to make a shrub, you can use a little splash of a fruit-flavored vinegar (just a little, not a full ounce!) instead.


  • 1 ounce cherry ginger shrub
  • 1/2 cup lemonade
  • 1/2 - 1 ounce vodka (optional)
  • 1 1/2 cups club soda
  • Ice


  1. Stir the shrub, lemonade and vodka together and pour over ice. Top off with the club soda and serve.

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  1. says

    I love Uncommon Goods! It’s where i purchase a lot of Christmas and birthday gifts! So it’s one of my little secrets shhh… And this cocktail looks so refreshing and perfect for summer!

  2. says

    I’m always low on glassware. I’m notorious for .99 cent store runs (yup, its how I roll). Always buying the odd glass just to make it through a shoot. It’s awful. I break things. Anyway, LOVE shrubs! This shrub cocktail looks refreshing and soooo tasty!

    • Julie says

      Well, at least if you break a glass, if it was only $0.99, it doesn’t feel so bad!

  3. says

    I have waaaay to many glasses at home but that’s because we collect beer glasses from all over. I have yet to try a shrub but I did back a kickstarter that is producing shrubs. Can’t wait to get it and give it a go, sounds refreshing.