Finely Pruned Cocktail

Introducing the Finely Pruned Cocktail, courtesy of our friends at Hawks Public House. This lovely lemon concoction is sure to become a new favorite. It calls for a little advance prep to create the Lemon Cordial and Pear Prune Shrub, but we promise it’s well worth it. Cheers!

Servings: 1
Prep Time:


For the Finely Pruned Cocktail:

2 ounces California Prune Pear Shrub (recipe to follow)

1 ounce Lemon Cordial (recipe to follow)

.75 ounce lime juice

2 dashes or non-alcoholic Fee Bros orange bitters


For the Lemon Cordial:

10 lemons, peeled

1 cup water

2 cups sugar

1/4 cup lemon juice


For the Prune Pear Shrub:

1 California Prune, chopped

1 Bartlett Pear, chopped, seeds discarded

1 cup sugar



For the Finely Pruned Cocktail:

Shake the ingredients with 2 sprigs of thyme and 1 sprig of rosemary. Strain into a wine glass with ice.  Garnish with herbs of choice and dried lemon and lime wheels

For the Lemon Cordial:

Bring the water to a simmer, add the lemon peels, set aside to cool.  Once it’s cool, strain the water off and add the sugar, bring back to a simmer to dissolve the sugar.  Cool the mixture down and stir in the lemon juice.

For the Prune Pear Shrub:

Cover the prunes and pears with the sugar and place in the refrigerator for 2 days. Take the accumulated liquid and add equal parts apple cider vinegar.

Prune Dinner at Hawk's Public House in Sacramento, CA March 2023 with Cherry Bombe Featured: Finely Pruned Cocktail

Love this Finely Pruned Cocktail? Try our Fractured Prune Cocktail, another delicious creation from our friends at Hawks Public House!