santa rosa PLUM shrub
This shrub is tart and delicious and features that classic santa rosa fruit-punch-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.
FEATURED COCKTAIL: Plum Gin Fizz
• 1½ oz gin
• 1 oz santa rosa PLUM shrub
• 4 oz sparkling water
Add ice, plum shrub, and gin to glass, stir to chill. Top glass with sparkling water, stir to mix, garnish with a sprig of rosemary (or another garden herb, or nothing at all), 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 unrefined cane sugar, organic white wine vinegar, organic santa rosa plums (grown in Parlier, California)
SIZE: 12.7 fluid ounces (375 ml)