Bourbon Shrub & Smash

Bourbon Shrub & Smash
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About this Cocktail

In the 19th century, drinking vinegar was a common refreshment. It found its way into punsches and cocktails as a substitute for fresh citrus, usually in the form of shrubs – sweetened and infused with fruits or berries. Raspberry vinegar shrub adds a tingling zing to a cocktail, but needs deft balancing and a sturdy counterpart.

  • 2 1/2 oz 100 proof bourbon
  • 1,5 oz raspberry vinegar shrub
  • 1 oz simple
  • 3 heavy dashes Nørrebro Hops & Cucumber bitters
  • (...and since noone has that, substitute celery bitters or Peychaud's)
  • Fresh mint
  • Raspberry vinegar shrub: To a jar, add equal volumes raspberries and apple cider vinegar. Shake and leave. After one day, strain and sweeten to taste with simple syrup.

Shake everything but the mint with ice. Add 6 mint leaves and gently rattle the shaker, so as not to pulverize the leaves. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.


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