This is one more riff of the weirdly good tomato-cranberry pairing I discovered from Adventures in Cooking. As with the California Cup Mocktail, this combination works better in a drink than in a chilled soup, and a little bit of fall and winter spice brings it all together. You’ll need to plan ahead and make batch of but beyond that it’s stupid simple.
This is a potent drink; the shrub is tart and heavy on the cloves and cinnamon. Even with juices and a little bit of soda packs more of a punch than you’d expect for a non-alcoholic beverage. If the recipe below is too much, consider serving in a larger glass over ice with a lot more soda. You’ll still get the spicy kick of the shrub, but you can take it easy on the rest.
This also mixes well Seedlip Spice 94, a non-alcoholic distilled spirit made with warming spices. It will add some depth and complexity, but it’s priced as a premium product and may not always be practical. Completely optional, but might make you feel a little fancy.
- Mix ingredients in a shaker with ice and shake for 10-15 seconds until well mixed. Strain into a small glass or mason jar, and top with soda.