One of our favorite new cocktails is the Shrub Sour. A shrub is a fruit (and/or spice) infused vinegar, an historical method for preserving fruits well into the off season. While there are many different ways to make a shrub, as well as countless flavor combinations, one of our long time favorites is a Strawberry, Black Pepper Shrub made with both balsamic and apple cider vinegars. The resulting flavor profile is dark and sweet with a slight tang, and a peppery finish.
We took our flavorful shrub and combined it with traditional “sour” ingredients: lemon juice, egg white, and bourbon. And let us just say, you will definitely be seeing this on the menu!