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Recipe: Cranberry Shrub Craft Cocktail

The Suburban Chef presents: Cranberry Shrub Craft Cocktail

RECIPE

Shrub

  • 1 bag fresh cranberries
  • 12 ounce bottle white wine vinegar

Instructions: 

  • Put cranberries and vinegar in a glass jar and let sit overnight.
  • Pour cranberry/vinegar mixture into a saucepan add 2 cups of sugar.
  • Bring to a simmer and let cook for 5 minutes until cranberries begin to “POP”.
  • Strain mixture through fine mesh sieve into a glass jar. Refrigerate.  Keeps 3 weeks.

A single  Cranberry Shrub cocktail

  • Bombay Sapphire Gin-2 ounces
  • Bitters, a few dashes.  Either Angostura Bitters or Bitter Truth Orange Bitters
  • 1 Tablespoon of Shrub mixture.
  • 1 large piece of orange rind

Instructions:

  • In a drink shaker 1/3 filled with ice, add all of the above ingredients.
  • Shake vigorously for 20 seconds until light a frothy.
  • Serve in either a classic Shrub cocktail glass or a Martini glass, after the rim has been scented with orange peel and garnish with a beautiful orange curl.

Orange Curl 

  • Using a fruit zester, make a single long piece of orange zest. 
  • Using a small piece of tape to secure the end, wrap around a sipping straw and refrigerate until firm.
  • When you take it out of the refrigerator, cut into smaller curls.

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