Alcohol-Free Drinks

Pear Soda

November 24, 2013
2 Ratings
  • Serves 1
Author Notes

This soda has a wonderful, true pear flavor and nice acidity, thanks to the vinegar in the shrub. —MollyandBrandon

What You'll Need
  1. Fill a Collins glass (or other 11- to 12-ounce glass) with ice. Pour in the shrub, and then fill to the rim with club soda or seltzer. Stir, and serve.

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Brandon and Molly met because of a mutual interest in food - or, more specifically, when Brandon read Molly's food blog Orangette and sent her an e-mail that included some very effective compliments. The better part of a decade later, they co-own and run the restaurant Delancey and its sibling Essex, in Seattle. Brandon is the chef of both, and when he's not manning the wood-burning oven, he likes to make things from scratch that more sane people would probably buy, like mustard, vinegars, pretzels, and obscurely flavored liqueurs. Molly is the manager / Organizer of All Things at Delancey and Essex, and she is also the author of the New York Times bestseller A Homemade Life and the forthcoming memoir Delancey. They have a young daughter named June, who is excitedly crawling toward the refrigerator as Molly types this sentence, and two dogs named Jack and Alice.

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