Mister wanted a drink. And I’d been itching to use a Peach Shrub I’d made 2 weeks prior. What’s that? What’s a Peach Shrub? Well I’ll tell ya.


I’d been reading about Shrubs for a few months when the Use Real Butter chick introduced me to a recipe on her blog. When she got around to blogging a Peach Shrub, I knew it was time to give it a try. I followed her instructions, y’all. The only difference I made was to wait 2 full weeks before using the concoction. I did try it after one week, but it was far too acidic for me. After 2 weeks, the magic elixir had mellowed just enough to make me very, very happy.


Anyhoo, back to Mister and that drink. He wanted bourbon, but I thought I’d give rum a shot. So I got my ingredients together…



Spiced Rum, Peach Shrub, Seltzer Water/Club Soda and ice (not shown).


Fill a short glass with ice and pour in 1 ounce of Spiced Rum.



Then add 1 ounce of Peach Shrub.


Top off with Selter/Club Soda and that’s it! This summery cocktail was so sophisticated and fun. The Spiced Rum gave just enough kick to add interest, and the Peach Shrub brought it all home.



I have to say, now that I know how good that Peach Shrub is, I believe I’ll have to make more. Per the Use Real Butter chick, the Shrub will keep in the refrigerator for a full year. Though honestly, there’s no way we’ll be able to keep it around that long. The Peach Rumba is just too danged good! If you try it, let me know how yours turns out.


Here’s the printable…

Peach Rumba!
Recipe Type: Cocktail
Author: Mikki Brisk
Prep time:
Total time:
Serves: 1
A delicious Summer Cocktail made from simple ingredients, Peach Rumba is dependent on making a Peach Shrub. That process will take 2 weeks to process, so plan ahead!
  • 1 ounce Spiced Rum (I use Captain Morgan’s)
  • 1 ounce Peach Shrub (I use the recipe found at UseRealButter: http://userealbutter.com/2014/08/03/peach-shrub-recipe/ )
  • Seltzer Water or Club Soda
  • Ice
  1. Fill a short glass with ice.
  2. Add 1 ounce of Spiced Rum.
  3. Add 1 ounce of prepared Peach Shrub
  4. Top off with Seltzer or Club Soda and serve!


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