Chris (conjurdude) wrote,

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I've been thinking about cocktails again...

And I've come up with one for Inauguration Day, if anyone wants to make it. Being unemployed, I have no money with which to purchase the spirits necessary, but I know my flavors, and I'm confident this will be tasty, as I've made something very similar before.

OK, I give you the "Blue State Rum Shrub."

First, you'll need to make the Shrub, which is a colonial drink base that uses vinegar as a preserving agent. You'll need:
•1 c water
•1 c sugar
•1 pint blackberries
•1 pint blueberries
•2 c white wine vinegar

- Whisk the water and sugar together to a boil, then reduce heat and add fruit, stirring for 10 minutes. Add the vinegar and boil for two minutes, then strain, cool and bottle the shrub mix.

Once you've got this lovely liquid, you can just mix it with the remaining ingredients...

•2 to 2 1/2 oz rum (I'd use Appleton's or Bacardi 8)
•1 oz shrub mix
•4 oz ginger beer (or Vernor's Ginger Ale, something with backbone)

Build with ice in a fun mug, stir and enjoy.
Tags: booze, cocktails

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