Late Summer Solace Shrub & Tonic Late Summer Solace Shrub & Tonic

Late Summer Solace Shrub & Tonic

Date Posted

September 20, 2022

As the Summer drifts into Autumn and the nights begin to take on a blush hue… the scent of Japanese Dog Rose in its last bloom fills the air.

Paired with Chamomile it soothes and calms, ready for that slower pace through the cooler months.

Ingredients For One Drink:

40ml Rose & Chamomile Shrub

75ml Tonic Water

Ice to Chill

Rose & Chamomile Shrub:

6 Lemons

10g Dried Chamomile Leaves

20g Dried Rose Petals

2 Drops Rose Water

200g Caster Sugar

100ml Apple Cider Vinegar with the Mother


  1. Begin with the Shrub. Peel the lemons, cut into segments, and place them in a large, non-reactive bowl, gently crush with your fingers.
  2. Add the dried petals, leaves rose water and sugar, cover with a clean tea towel, and leave for 4 hours at room temperature to infuse.
  3. Add the cider vinegar and leave for a further 2 hours. Strain through a muslin into a sterile bottle, you should have a clear syrup. Store in the fridge.
  4. When ready, add the measured shrub to a glass with a few ice cubes. Top up with tonic and serve straight away.

Date Posted

September 20, 2022