To make your shrub, mix 3/4 of a cup of sugar with a 1/2 cup of water and bring to a boil. Then, add about a pound of cut fruit of your choice (today I'm using peaches) and simmer for about 15 minutes. Strain into a container and chill.
To make your shrub cocktail, add 2 oz of your shrub, 1 1/2 oz of vodka, and ice into a shaker. When frosty, strain over ice, and top with seltzer. Absolutely delicious. Perfect for these remaining hot summer days. Tell me you'll try this. Really. Go ahead. I'll wait.