Element Shrub + Shrub District

Element Shrub + Shrub District

It's been a long, hot week, and we all need a cool, refreshing beverage on a shady patio. Clearly wrote this before we knew it was going to rain all day in DC! But still... It's Friyay, let's have a drink. Have you heard of shrubs? That's what we're talking about for this week's #fridayfollow feature.

Long story short, a shrub is a beverage base made out of three components: fruit + other spices/flavors, sugar, and vinegar. After about a week of steeping, what comes out is a deliciously tart and tangy syrup that you can mix with your fave liquor or plain soda water.

Our founder, Elle (@thediyphilosopher) is kinda obsessed with making them from scratch in her kitchen this summer, but you don't have to go to all the trouble! Turns out, there are two great local shrub companies in the area who are dishing out delish concoctions that make it easy for you drink in style while you support a local small business.

Check out @elementshrub + @shrubdistrict for recipes, drink inspo, and more information about these amazing beverages! And tell us... have you had a shrub yet? We'd love to know what DC area bars/restaurants are serving these up!

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