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FLIK or Treat: "Bloody" Beet & Lemon Shrub

If you're looking for something fun to get you in the Halloween spirit, try making this "Bloody" Beet & Lemon Shrub

A shrub is a non-alcoholic syrup made from fruits or vegetables, sugar, and vinegar. Traditionally, these tangy, acidic, sweet concentrated syrups are topped with seltzer and served on ice as a perfectly refreshing beverage. Add in your favorite spirit -- a splash of vodka or gin -- to enjoy it as a cocktail. 

Our recipe calls for the vinegar mixture to sit for a few days, so plan ahead if you want to enjoy this creepy cocktail on All Hallows Eve! 

For a spooky twist on this shrub, don't forget to add in ghoulish details like eyeballs, ears, or fingers for the perfect Halloween beverage. 

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Beet and Lemon Shrub

Refreshing and tart, this Beet & Lemon Shrub takes a few days of advance work to make, but is entirely worth it. Great as a non-alcoholic mocktail or add a splash of vodka for a ghoulish cocktail. 


7 oz fresh red beets
1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
1/2 cup sugar, granulated
1/2 tsp kosher salt
Fresh mint
1 oz lemon juice
12 oz seltzer


1. Peel and dice the beets. 

2. Combine the beets, apple cider vinegar, sugar, and salt into a blender and blend until pureed. Cover and refrigerate for 3 days. 


3. Strain the mixture through a fine mesh strainer. 

4. Stir in lemon juice into the syrup.

5. In a tall glass, pour 2 fl. oz of shrub syrup and 2 fl. oz. of seltzer, top with ice. Garnish with a mint leaf (and a few bloody body parts). 


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