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This Mango Rosemary Shrub balances the acid bite of apple vinegar against the silky smoothness of mango and the savory aroma of rosemary to create a wonderfully complex drink.
A shrub is a drink that uses vinegar as both a preservative and flavor paired with fruit. They frequently include herbs and can be made with or without alcohol. Vinegar-based drinks were recorded thousands of years ago in early Rome, and in the 1500's, however the modern shrub probably dates back to the 17th century. Originally, vinegar was used as a way to preserve fruits (think pickle). Then people learned that with the right balance, you could both preserve food, and make a very unique taste.
750 mL 21% ABV
2 oz Knox Botanical Gin
1 oz Winter Sun
1/2 oz Cointreau
Dash Angostura Bitters
Stir all over ice and strain into a martini glass. Garnish with crystalized Ginger.
2 oz Winter Sun
2 oz Prosecco
1 oz Orange Juice
Stir all over ice and strain into a flute.
Garnish with fresh fruit.
1.5 oz Gin
1 oz Winter Sun
.5 oz St. Germain
.25 oz lemon juice
1 dash Angostura
Add all ingredients to a shaker with ice, shake, and strain into serving glass. Garnish with lemon peel flower.
Cocktail/Photo Credit: BakingWithBitters
Winter in Oaxaca
1.25 oz Winter Sun
1.0 oz Mezcal
0.5 oz Agave Syrup
0.75 oz Lime Juice
Splash of Orange Juice (or an Orange wedge)
2 dashes Habañero (e.g. Scrappy Firewater)
Shake over ice and strain into coup.
Garnish with a torched sprig of Rosemary.
Many Thanks to Shannon at River Road in Bedford, NH!
Want to learn more?
"Shrub" is derived from the Arabic sharab, "to drink".
Here's a great book: Shrubs, by Michael Dietsch
Here's a wiki page
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