Make This Shrub ?

27 Sep 2017 Make This Shrub ?

Shrub history, as per

“The name shrub comes not from the garden, though you’ll enjoy drinking them there, but from the Arabic shurb, meaning drink, and sharbat, a Hindi word for an aromatic syrup made from fruit or herb and flower extracts, that is stirred into water and served over ice. The English term Shrub first appears in print in 1747 in London’s Gentleman’s Magazine referring to a fancy libation.”

How to make a shrub

3-Step Cranberry Sage Shrub

Ingredients needed: 1lb fresh or frozen cranberries, 1 C sugar, 1 C apple cider vinegar, 2 fresh sage leaves

1) Bake cranberries on a parchment lined baking sheet, 20 minutes at 350 degrees, let cool;2) Transfer to 1 Qt jar with a tight-fitting lid. Add sugar, cover and shake vigorously to fully coat berries and let stand in cool, dark place for five hours;

3) Add vinegar to jar, cover and shake. Add two fresh sage leaves, cove and let rest in a cool dark place for 24 hours, shaking periodically – strain before drinking.

Make this Cocktail using your amazing homemade shrub

(The) Shrub Down

2oz Liquid Riot Old Port Straight Bourbon Whiskey
2oz Cranberry Sage Shrub

Combine whiskey and shrub in a mixing glass with ice and stir. Strain over crushed ice into a chilled rocks glass. Top with seltzer. Garnish with fresh sage leaf. 

This Liquid Riot cocktail was created by bartender Kristin Rouse and featured in the Portland Press Herald (Read more

Photo by Shawn Patrick Ouellette