marsh ruby GRAPEFRUIT shrub
Our marsh ruby GRAPEFRUIT shrub is not too sweet, intensely grapefruity, with a touch of bitterness and bright tartness (I like to think of it as a concentrate for a grown-up Squirt soda). We infuse the grapefruit zest in the syrup for a month, so the resulting flavor is complex and rich and ultra-grapefruity.
Add a splash of grapefruit shrub to a white (or rosé) wine to transform it into a grapefruit aperitif wine reminiscent of vin de pamplemousse. You could keep it low ABV and simply serve the wine+shrub over ice, or for a more traditional fortified wine potency, add a splash of vodka to the glass as well. cheers!
To make a shrub soda, mix 1 part shrub to 5-6 parts sparkling water.
FEATURED COCKTAIL: GRAPEFRUIT Shrub Paloma
• 1½ oz tequila blanco
• 1 oz marsh ruby GRAPEFRUIT shrub
• 4 oz sparkling water
Add ice, grapefruit shrub, and tequila to glass, stir to chill.
Top glass with sparkling water, stir to mix, and enjoy!
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 marsh ruby grapefruit (grown in Thermal, California), organic unrefined cane sugar, organic white wine vinegar