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Floral shrubs make beautiful drinks

Floral cocktails are trending, and it’s no surprise. The delicate notes of rose, lavender, honeysuckle, and other “secret garden” florals help us transition from winter, and add a romantic aromatic flavor flourish to familiar drinks.

Spiker’s Shrubs has added two new floral cousins to its fruity family: Damask Rose, and French Lavender. Totally compatible with the lighter spirits of spring and summer, but also beautiful in deeper berry concoctions. Try them in a Lemon Drop Martini, French 75, or a simple Prosecco spritzer. They’re lovely.

Not looking for a buzz? Add a splash of rose or lavender shrub in your favorite herb tea — chilled or hot — or a frosty bubbly seltzer. You’ll love the kiss of garden mist.

Basic Formula for Cocktails: Use 1/2 ounce for every 2 ounces of spirit.
Basic Formula for Mocktails: Use 1 ounce for every 4 ounces of strong tea, or 2 ounces tea + 2 ounces seltzer.