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Wildberry Balsamic Shrub Cocktails
Via Wide Open Eats
1 cup sliced strawberries
1/2 cup blackberries
1/2 cup blueberries
1 1/2 cups sugar
1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
1/2 cup red wine vinegar
Combine the berries in a medium bowl, sprinkle with sugar and toss to coat. Cover and let sit for at least 4 hours (or overnight). Strain the mixture into a bowl through a fine mesh sieve and throw away the solids. Mix in the balsamic and red wine vinegars, transfer to a clean jar or airtight container and let sit for 24 hours. When all of that waiting is over, you have a shrub! Some cocktail suggestions: Combine 2-3 tbsp of the shrub with 1 ounce of vodka or gin (or skip for a mocktail), then pour over ice and top it off with club soda and garnish with fresh basil or mint.
Our thoughts: We went in a bit of a different direction this week after being inspired by Flutter Social bride @sgambat1, who told us about the amazing cocktail she had at Heck's Cafe in Cleveland, called the New Ohio City. Key ingredients: strawberry infused vodka, a mixed berry balsamic shrub, and fresh basil. Shrub!? We needed to know more and discoverd a delicious and versatile mixer that's easy to make and worth the wait (plus it keeps for up to 6 months in the fridge 🙌). We added some cocktail suggestions to the recipe above but don't stop there. Experiment with your fancy new shrub, then let us know how it goes 🥂
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BHLDN is offering 20% off wedding decor and gifts through Sunday 4/28
Send up to 4 completely free Mother's Day Cards personalized with your photo and a customizable message to the women who matter most to you, courtesy of Artifact Uprising. Order by May 1.
Zola's offering 30% off paper orders, which includes everything from save the dates to thank yous through July 1. Use code PAPER30
Want to give back while planning your wedding? We'll feature a new organization here each week to help you #spreadthelove while celebrating yours.
FORGET ME KNOT FLOWERS
There's so much that goes into a wedding, it's hard to think that it's for only one day, especially when it comes to all of those gorgeous flowers. What if they could go on to bring joy to others once the party's over? That's where Forget Me Knot Flowers floral donation services come in. After the wedding, they'll take any unwanted floral pieces and donate them to nursing homes, hospices, rehabilitation centers, and assisted living communities in the area, spreading the love to those who could use it most. 💕