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Shrub it up at home
Shrub it up at home

You might have noticed the term "shrub" appearing on more drinks around the country over the last few years, so what is it, and why are bartenders such a fan?

We caught up with author, bar-owner and drinks consultant Dave Tregenza from the Shrub

CREATING A STOCK SHRUB

Dave recommends creating a stock (or mother) shrub using a simple mix of equal parts water, caster sugar and vinegar (white wine or cider vinegar is recommended).

In the video, we used 200ml

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Image: The Shrub and Shutter Brixton

THE CUCUMBER DAIQUIRI

1) Prepare the shrub, ideally a day before (but a few hours will suffice). Simply infuse chunks of cucumber plus any additional spices (mustard seed, coriander seed and fennel seed all work well) with some

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R+H+U+B+A+R+B

25ml Warner Edwards Dry Gin

25ml Warner Edwards Queen Victoria’s Rhubarb Gin

5ml zucca rhubarb amaro

15ml rhubarb shrub*

3 drops of fee brothers rhubarb bitters

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Image: R+H+U+B+A+R+B courtesy of Doctor's Orders

JIRO DREAMS OF SUSHI

40ml cucumber-infused Portobello Road Gin*

20ml Akashi Tai Daiginjo Sake

10ml miso shrub**

3 drops of wasabi tincture*** ( to taste)

expressed lemon oils

*

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Image: Jiro Dreams of Sushi courtesy of Doctor's Orders

Werewolf of London

40ml Langleys no.8 gin

10ml Luxardo maraschino

10ml Wolfschmidt kummel

15ml juniper & black pepper shrub*

25ml fresh lemon juice

15ml sugar syrup

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Image: Werewolf of London courtesy of Doctor's Orders

TOP TIPS

Add the cheapest ingredients first in case you make a mistake, add the alcohol last!

When making a gin and tonic you should have enough ice in the glass so it isn't floating, fill the glass to the top. A lack of

FURTHER NOTES ON THE SHRUB

First appearing in the English Dictionary in 1747 The Shrub is described as "any of various acidulated beverages, made from the juice of fruit, sugar, and other ingredients, often alcohol".

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Posted on May 12, 2020 Category Cocktails