‘Tis the season to raise a glass that is filled with festive flavors. But creating complex flavors doesn’t necessarily mean it has to be complicated! One of my favorite ways to kick up traditional cocktails is by adding a shrub to the mix.
For this cocktail, I made a quick and easy vinegar-based syrup that can be made in a pinch and will last several weeks in a sealed container, which means you can celebrate with your shrub masterpiece from now until the New Year!
I wanted to create a fizzy cocktail that would leave a lasting impression. So often, effervescent drinks are mixed with vodka or gin, so I wanted to bring in some warmth of the holiday spirit by using Bourbon instead. The rich, round creamy notes of bourbon pair perfectly with tart blackberries and the fresh snap of ginger. By adding an herb to your shrub, you can really play with some woody notes together making this fizz cocktail one vibrant way to kick off the holiday season.
Simple to prepare, and can even be made ahead of time as a big batch cocktail for your guests to self serve, this is the perfect drink for all your entertaining needs this season.
If you’ve had too many eggnogs and you’re for something a little less potent, simply remove the bourbon from this cocktail recipe for one delicious treat that still has that bold kick—of flavor.
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