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From the Pastry Dungeon: Watermelon-Mint Shrub with Watermelon Spoom

Sweets Anna Markow Post a comment

Shrubs have been gaining in popularity lately. An old-timey way of preserving, they generally involve fruit, sugar, and vinegar, and make quite a refreshing beverage. I've paired it with a mint simple syrup, pickled watermelon rind, and watermelon spoom (you know, that sorbet with the meringue in it). Watermelon three ways? Rejoice! More

Sip Seasonally with 3 Homemade Rhubarb Shrub Drinks

Drinks Autumn Giles 3 comments

Everyone has their spring rituals—mine is getting my hands on some rhubarb. I start circling my favorite greenmarket stands in mid-April, waiting less-than-patiently for the humble pink stalks to show up. A homemade shrub syrup is the ideal way to feature rhubarb in cocktails and non-alcoholic drinks. More

Booze-Free Rhubarb Lime Gimlet

Serious Eats Autumn Giles Post a comment

In this no-alcohol libation, the rhubarb shrub mimics the flavor and intensity that alcohol would bring to a gimlet. More

Rhubarb Sidecar

Serious Eats Autumn Giles Post a comment

With pear brandy, orange liqueur, and rhubarb shrub, this drink keeps the spirit of the Sidecar with three bold flavors. More

Rhubarb and Roses

Serious Eats Autumn Giles Post a comment

Rhubarb is a noted ingredient in the Italian aperitif Aperol. Pairing Aperol with the rhubarb shrub really highlights this flavor note and lets the more savory side of rhubarb shine. More

Rhubarb Shrub

Serious Eats Autumn Giles 2 comments

Tart rhubarb practically begs to celebrated in a shrub. More

Shrubs from Shrub & Co Are Awesome for Cocktails

Drinks Maggie Hoffman Post a comment

Though shrubs are super-trendy now, they date back to colonial America; before there was refrigeration, vinegar was a handy tool for preserving fruit. It's pretty rare that we'd eagerly recommend any bottled cocktail mixer, but we recently sampled a line of shrub syrups from Shrub & Co and we're really big fans. More

Cocktail 101: More Complex Shrub Syrups

Drinks Michael Dietsch 8 comments

Last year, I described the shrub syrup, and presented a recipe for making shrubs at home. At the time, I was working with simple shrub syrups, consisting of fruit, sugar, and vinegar. These are always delicious, but they can be a little one-note. Today, I'm going to complicate things a little, by introducing accent ingredients that complement the fruit base and provide a deeper, more complex flavor to the shrub. More

Peach-Ginger Shrub

Serious Eats Michael Dietsch 1 comment

The delicate flavor of peaches is complemented by apple cider vinegar in this tangy shrub syrup. Serve it with white rum or simply add it to seltzer. More

Drinking in Season: Cherry Shrub Spritzer

Drinks Kelly Carámbula 2 comments

Lately it seems like I keep hearing about shrubs. I'm not talking about the bushes that line your front yard—this is way better. The shrub that I'm referencing is a vinegary syrup used as a way preserve fruit made with three ingredients: fruit, sugar, and vinegar. More

Cherry Shrub Spritzer

Serious Eats Kelly Carámbula 2 comments

The vinegar adds sharp intensity to the flavor of the fruit, allowing the combination to come alive in your mouth, hitting both sweet and tart notes. More

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