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Shrub Cocktails

Shrubs are a
wonderful blend of fruit, sugar and vinegar, originally created during the
Colonial Era to preserve fruit long after harvest. The vinegar provides a
distinct tangy bite that balances perfectly with the sweetness of the fresh
fruit; similar to citrus in drinks, vinegar quenches thirst, cleanses the
palate and is very refreshing.

You can make a
basic shrub cocktail by mixing 1 part shrub with 4 parts sparkling water,
adjusting the intensity to your taste. Shrubs also pair well with a variety of
spirits; a good rule of thumb is to pair ½ ounce shrub with 1 ½ – 2 ounces of
your favorite spirit, pour over ice and splash with club soda. You can get
creative by adding other ingredients like bitters.

Shrub &
Co. Shrubs, available at our Wines
& Spirits
locations, come in a variety of flavors, including Apple, Cranberry
with Douglas Fir, Blood-orange Cardamom, Grapefruit, Spicy Ginger and
Wildflower Honey. Use the Shrub
& Co. Spicy Ginger to make this wonderful twist on a Moscow Mule:

Spicy Ginger Moscow Mule

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces vodka
  • 1 ounce fresh lime
    juice
  • ¾ ounce Shrub &
    Co. Spicy Ginger
  • 3-4 ounces club soda

Directions

  1. Pour vodka,
    lime juice and shrub into a shaker, then fill with ice.
  2. Shake and
    strain into an ice-filled mule mug. Top with club soda and stir.
  3. Add crushed
    ice over the top of the drink. Garnish with a lime wheel.

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