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Cozy Cocoa Shortbread Cookies

Cozy Cocoa Shortbread Cookies

November 09, 2022 |

A classic holiday shortbread with a cozy little twist! Ingredients: 1 cup (225g) unsalted butter, at room temperature 1 2/3 cups (215g) all-purpose flour 2/3 cup (100g) Cozy Cocoa Mix 1/2 teaspoon (3g) kosher salt  2 tablespoons (15g) cocoa nibs or 1/4 cup (40g) very finely chopped chocolate Sanding sugar...

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Spiced Winter Wassail

Spiced Winter Wassail

October 18, 2022 |

This recipe for winter Wassail is an homage to the Pagan punch usually enjoyed at Yuletide and perfectly customizable to you and your family/friends tastes! Perfect for cool nights by the fire and a great option that can be served without alcohol with the choice for each guest to add their own...

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Shoulder Season: A Recipe To Warm Up

Shoulder Season: A Recipe To Warm Up

October 06, 2022 |

This Shoulder Season is an essential recipe for us in the fall. There is no alcohol, so everyone can enjoy, and as easy as pouring ingredients in a pot to simmer. It includes some of our favorite Little Apple Treats products all in one delicious and warming drink! Ingredients: 1/2 jar...

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Green Tea with Turmeric and Apple Cider Vinegar

Green Tea with Turmeric and Apple Cider Vinegar

September 20, 2022 |

As we head into cold season - for both the weather and our immune systems - there is nothing like a good warm healing tea and this one checks all the boxes. Green tea, turmeric, honey, and ACV! What you will need: 1 cup of boiling water  1 bag of...

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Fresh Blackberry Vinaigrette

Fresh Blackberry Vinaigrette

September 20, 2022 |

It's blackberry season! Whether you are going blackberry picking or grabbing some from the local farmers market, we have a super easy and delicious vinaigrette recipe to spruce up your salads! 1 cup of blackberries 2 tbsp Blackberry Lemonade Shrub 

2 tbsp olive oil 1/4 tsp salt 1/4 tsp pepper Add...

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Easy Fridge Pickles

Easy Fridge Pickles

September 20, 2022 |

Have a few pickles left from the end of the season? We have the perfect quick and easy pickle recipe to help you use them up! Here is what you will need: 1 pound of cucumbers 1 small sweet onion 1 cup of Original Apple Cider Vinegar Want to add a...

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Blackberry Ume Sparkler

Blackberry Ume Sparkler

July 26, 2022 |

Recipe by Danny Ojinaga. What you will need: 1.5oz Earl Grey tea 1oz our Blackberry Lemonade Shrub  .25oz Elderflower (we used FloraLuna Chamomile Elderflower) 2oz Kimino Ume Sparkling Juice Garnish: Dill frond  First prep the tea by steeping 2 bags in 16oz of water for 4-5 minutes then set aside to...

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Cherry Lime in the Coconut Mocktail

Cherry Lime in the Coconut Mocktail

July 05, 2022 |

Danny Ojinaga called this one "a beverage of happiness" and he couldn't be more right. It's got everything you need for the perfect summer refreshment, and it includes fellow female-founded brand Flora Luna! What you will need: 1.5oz Ginger Limeade Shrub 1oz Coconut cream  .50oz Floraluna Pistachio Cherry syrup .25oz Lime...

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Strawberry & Citrus Green Tea Refresher

Strawberry & Citrus Green Tea Refresher

June 16, 2022 |

Bright, citrusy, bittersweet, and layered with the green tea! The bergamot peeking through and strawberry lingering throughout make it perfectly refreshing for these warm days. Recipe by Danny Ojinaga What you will need: 1.5oz Strawberry Peppercorn Shrub 1.5oz Lemongrass / Bergamot Green Tea (we found it at Whole Foods)  2oz...

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Little Apple Palmer

Little Apple Palmer

June 02, 2022 |

This recipe by Danny Ojinaga  is our take on the classic Arnold Palmer which is made with half sweet tea, half lemonade. It is aromatic, layered, bright, floral with bittersweet notes! Full of citrus flavors and perfect for refreshing for warmer days. Here's Danny's recipe: What you will need: 1.5oz Earl Grey...

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Isn't She Lovely - Floraluna + Little Apple Treats Tropical Cocktail

Isn't She Lovely - Floraluna + Little Apple Treats Tropical Cocktail

April 04, 2022 |

When we create our POG flavor, we knew we needed to work with Phaedra at FloraLuna on some cocktail recipes. Her bitters and syrups are so delicious and quality - perfect for pairing with our shrubs.  Phaedra dreamt this cocktail up in honor of Women's History Month and we will be sipping...

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Tropical Sparkling Mocktail

Tropical Sparkling Mocktail

February 24, 2022 |

A refreshing and tropical mocktail to bring some sunshine to a rainy day or refreshments to a day in the summer sun! Ingredients:  1 tbsp (.5 oz) Passionfruit, Blood Orange, Guava Shrub< Sparkling water (you could go plain but we are going to experiment with Tangerine Topo Chico or the...

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Passionfruit, Blood Orange, Guava Margarita

Passionfruit, Blood Orange, Guava Margarita

February 24, 2022 |

It might have been hailing here the other day, but our recent Passionfruit, Blood Orange, Guava launch has us dreaming if sunny days and margaritas! Ingredients: - 1.5 oz tequila 1/2 tbsp simple syrup .75 oz passionfruit liquor 1 tbsp (.5 oz) lime juice 1 tbsp (.5 oz) triple sec  1 tbsp (.5...

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Make Your Own Caramel Apples

Make Your Own Caramel Apples

December 17, 2021 |

A perfect and easy treat to make or gift during the holiday season! Ingredients: 1 box Spiced Apple Pie Caramel or Candy Cap Caramel 2T to 1/4 cup cream 1 bag Apple Pie Snacks for topping Instructions: Put in caramels and cream double boiler ( you can improvise with a metal...

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Wake-Up Toddy

Wake-Up Toddy

December 14, 2021 |

A great warming drink for when you need a little pick-me-up! Ingredients: 1 tablespoon ACV or Triple Citrus Shrub 1 teaspoon honey or maple syrup 1 slice each lemon, lime + orange 6 oz. hot water Instructions: In a mug, muddle fruit, add ACV and honey, add hot water, stir...

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Little Apple Treats House Dressing

Little Apple Treats House Dressing

November 17, 2021 |

Quick and easy - perfect for large gatherings at the holidays. Ingredients: 1 medium shallot, finely chopped Zest and juice of 1 lemon, 1 lime, and 1 orange 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt 1 cup olive oil 1 teaspoon honey or 1 tablespoon Blood Orange +...

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Citrus and Bay Bubbly Mocktail

Citrus and Bay Bubbly Mocktail

November 17, 2021 |

The bay adds an intriguing herbal flavor that we love! Cocktail Ingredients: 2 tablespoons Triple Citrus Shrub 2 teaspoons bay syrup sparkling water (we love lemon or grapefruit) fresh or dried bay leaves to garnish Bay Syrup Ingredients: simmer 1 cup sugar 1 cup water 5 fresh or dried bay...

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Virgil: Our Century-Old Taffy Wrapping Machine

Virgil: Our Century-Old Taffy Wrapping Machine

November 08, 2021 |

It's time we told you a little bit about Virgil!   In 2015 we bought an antique machine to cut and wrap our apple cider caramels, rather than doing them by hand. Called a K-Kiss Wrapper, these machines were originally made by the Package Machinery Corporation of Springfield, Massachusetts to...

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Cozy Cocoa Shortbread Cookies

Cozy Cocoa Shortbread Cookies

November 04, 2021 |

A classic holiday recipe with a little cozy cocoa twist!  Ingredients: 8 oz. (225g) unsalted butter, at room temperature* 1 2/3 (225g)cups all-purpose flour* 2/3 cup (140g) Cozy Cocoa Mix 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt 2 Tablespoons cocoa nibs or 1/4 (113g) cup very finely chopped chocolate Sanding sugar for dusting Stir...

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Floral Verjus and Shrub Cocktail

Floral Verjus and Shrub Cocktail

July 11, 2021 |

Ingredients: 1 jigger Scribe verjus (from we got ours from Miracle Plum) 1/2 jigger Blood Orange + Meyer Lemon Shrub 1/2 jigger Floraluna Wildflower Syrup 3 drops Floraluna Rose Bitters Topo Chico Instructions: Combine all over ice and top off with Topo Chico! Enjoy!

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Shrub-Ade Refresher Recipe

Shrub-Ade Refresher Recipe

June 30, 2021 |

This easy and refreshing summer shrub beverage is perfect for poolside or at any barbecue. First, make simple syrup if you don't already have some on hand. Ingredients: 3/4  cup sugar 3/4 cup water Directions: Combine and boil until sugar dissolves. Cool. Shrub Refresher Recipe  Ingredients: 3/4 cup fresh lemon...

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Blood Orange Margarita - Cocktail or Mocktail!

Blood Orange Margarita - Cocktail or Mocktail!

June 24, 2021 |

The blood orange, shrub, and lime make a perfect blend of sweet and sour. Just how a margarita should be.  Hosting guests for a summer bbq? You can make this blood orange Margarita in a batch for your guests and leave the tequila and tequila alternative on the side for...

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Quick Lemon & Lavender Aperitif

Quick Lemon & Lavender Aperitif

May 26, 2021 |

This cocktail featuring our neighbors over at Haus' Lavender & Lemon aperitif is perfect for summer nights, after long days, or with this Lavender Wait Cake With Lemon Glaze.    Ingredients:   2 parts Haus Lemon Lavender 1 part Blood Orange + Meyer Lemon shrub slice of lemon bubbly water to...

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Lavender Wait Cake With Lemon Glaze

Lavender Wait Cake With Lemon Glaze

May 26, 2021 |

It's lavender season here is Sonoma County! We were just gifted some Haus Lavender + lemon from our neighbors at Haus, it pairs perfectly with our Blood Orange + Meyer Lemon shrub, both in the glass and in this cake. Note that you need some time for the cake to...

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