santa rosa PLUM shrub
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For those of you who have had our santa rosa PLUM shrub in prior years, this is a new and improved recipe that is more tart and more delicious and features that classic santa rosa plumminess with notes of cherry, spice, and amaretto. Pairs beautifully with gin.
The santa rosa plum was bred by Luther Burbank in the early 1900s. He introduced this cross between a wild american plum, japanese plum, and the apricot plum in 1907 as part of his pursuit to breed the “ideal plum.”
To make a shrub soda, mix 1 part shrub to 5-6 parts sparkling water.
Santa Rosa PLUM shrub two ways! Soda on the left (shrub + sparkling water), cocktail on the right (shrub + gin). Garnished with some rosemary from the garden. Cheers!
Shrub (also known as drinking vinegar) has a long tradition as a refreshing beverage going all the way back to the Colonial Era, but it actually originated a thousand years ago in the Middle East! Like our jams, shrubs are an excellent way to preserve the harvest of our gorgeous fruit when it is at it's most perfectly ripe. The vinegar and sugar both help to preserve and capture the fleeting fruit flavors while balancing each other out to make a sweet-tart syrup that a perfect base for a drink. Shrub is essentially a fruit-vinegar-sugar syrup. Mixed with sparkling water it's the most refreshing drink we've ever had. Of course, it's also great in cocktails.
INNA shrubs can be stored at room temperature, and ideally away from direct sunlight. Shake before using - separation is natural!
INGREDIENTS: organic santa rosa plums (grown in Brentwood, California), organic unrefined cane sugar, organic white wine vinegar
SIZE: 12.7 fluid ounces (375 ml)
SHIPPING COST: any size order ships in the United States for a flat rate of $12 (excluding subscriptions)