Last month, PA Jessie gave us 3 Ways to Put the Party in the Water including adding fruitful syrups. This past weekend the Wine Library‘s amazingly enjoyable gourmet food section gave me a new way to gussy up my SodaStream sparkling water: fruit shrubs! The shrubs stocked at the Wine Library are made by Tait Farm Foods and come in apple, cherry, cranberry, ginger, lemon, lime, raspberry, and strawberry. What is a shrub you ask? Tait Farm explains:
The word Shrub comes from the Arabic word sharab, which literally means to drink. In the dictionary, Shrub is defined as an acid fruit drink.
Tait’s shrubs follow Colonial-era recipes and are concentrated so they can be mixed with sparkling water, sparkling wine, or booze. The cherry flavor I bought is a fantastic mix of sweet fruit and tartness. I’m looking forward to many refreshing glasses during the hot, humid summer months ahead.