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#1 Behemoth

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Posted 12 May 2018 - 08:13 PM

Just tried this for the first time -- a couple of stalks of rhubarb macerated with sugar for a day, then strained and raspberry vinegar added. 

 

Good way to use up odds & ends of fruit. Also a good way to use up vinegar (I seem to get it as a gift pretty often .. is that weird?) 

 

Good nonalcoholic with seltzer, but good with alcohol too. 


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Posted 12 May 2018 - 08:21 PM

It never occurred to me you could ingest a shrub without alcohol.


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Posted 12 May 2018 - 10:54 PM

Shrubs are vinegar based. That's all.


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Posted 13 May 2018 - 04:41 AM

Well, yeah.  And there's a whole class of cocktails called "shrubs", which contain those vinegar-based shrubs.  It just never occurred to me that you could drink a shrub without the alcoholic accompaniment.


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Posted 13 May 2018 - 03:02 PM

Well, yeah.  And there's a whole class of cocktails called "shrubs", which contain those vinegar-based shrubs.  It just never occurred to me that you could drink a shrub without the alcoholic accompaniment.

 

Well, that you. ;)

 

I just had a can of Up Mountain Swizzle Sparkling Switchel Beverage that I received in a swag bag. From what I can find, switchel is a Vermont thing, made from apple cider vinegar, ginger, and maple syrup (maybe to use up excess production of apples and/or maple syrup?) or honey. This brand includes sparkling water as well. It was . . . okay. Tasted of vinegar, ginger, and maple in decent proportions. But I suspect it would have tasted a lot better if I'd added alcohol.


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Posted 13 May 2018 - 04:18 PM

Well, yeah.  And there's a whole class of cocktails called "shrubs", which contain those vinegar-based shrubs.  It just never occurred to me that you could drink a shrub without the alcoholic accompaniment.

 

You just don't know enough people in kombucha circles. 


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Posted 13 May 2018 - 05:24 PM

It never occurred to me you could ingest a shrub without alcohol.

 

 

 

Well, yeah.  And there's a whole class of cocktails called "shrubs", which contain those vinegar-based shrubs.  It just never occurred to me that you could drink a shrub without the alcoholic accompaniment.

 

You just don't know enough people in kombucha circles. 

 

 

At Shed, in Healdsburg, they have a whole soda fountain counter dedicated to shrubs, switchels, and the like. 

 

With or without alcohol - dealer's choice.



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Posted 13 May 2018 - 06:38 PM

 

Well, yeah.  And there's a whole class of cocktails called "shrubs", which contain those vinegar-based shrubs.  It just never occurred to me that you could drink a shrub without the alcoholic accompaniment.

 

You just don't know enough people in kombucha circles. 

 

 

yeah, it tastes a lot like kombucha but I just couldn't drink the quantities I was producing. 


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Posted 13 May 2018 - 06:40 PM

So aside from vermouth/seltzer and with sparkling wine, how else can I use it in a cocktail? Presumably gin + ...? 


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Posted 13 May 2018 - 07:00 PM

Well, yeah.  And there's a whole class of cocktails called "shrubs", which contain those vinegar-based shrubs.  It just never occurred to me that you could drink a shrub without the alcoholic accompaniment.


That you could drink it without alcohol or that you would drink it without alcohol? I would've thought the latter 😁

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Posted 13 May 2018 - 11:42 PM

So aside from vermouth/seltzer and with sparkling wine, how else can I use it in a cocktail? Presumably gin + ...? 

 

Gin seems obvious, but also citrusy shrub + herbal + tequila.


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Posted 13 May 2018 - 11:58 PM

peoples keep giving me shrubs as gifts and i keep forgetting them in the gift closet. my next bruncheon will feature shrub cocktails


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Posted 14 May 2018 - 03:07 PM

I think bourbon works pretty good too! (and rum, but then it might be a swizzle).



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Posted 14 May 2018 - 06:13 PM

 

Well, yeah.  And there's a whole class of cocktails called "shrubs", which contain those vinegar-based shrubs.  It just never occurred to me that you could drink a shrub without the alcoholic accompaniment.

 

Well, that you. ;)

 

I just had a can of Up Mountain Swizzle Sparkling Switchel Beverage that I received in a swag bag. From what I can find, switchel is a Vermont thing, made from apple cider vinegar, ginger, and maple syrup (maybe to use up excess production of apples and/or maple syrup?) or honey. This brand includes sparkling water as well. It was . . . okay. Tasted of vinegar, ginger, and maple in decent proportions. But I suspect it would have tasted a lot better if I'd added alcohol.

 

 

Switchel is pretty old, from colonial times I think.  They also have it down in the islands.


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Posted 14 May 2018 - 07:25 PM

Not appropriate for this time of year but I have made a cranberry shrub the last few years for a holiday cocktail with Zirbenz, gin, shrub, and Cava.


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