since October 2009
Barney Shrubble Cocktail
3 Jul 201312:35 pm
This is a delightful looking drink, but one would like to know the proportions of ingredients for the shrub itself and how it is made. The selection of vinegar alone could make a big difference.
30 Sep 201511:35 am
I eagerly await each new release of this series and spend a lot of time reviewing the old ones. Thank you!
I often used Demerara sugar for the muddle, but this gives a brownish tinge to the drink.
I have started doing something I saw a bartender in the Dominican Republic do: she cut the lime into smaller wedges and did the muddling and mixing with the spirit in a mixing glass. She then poured the drink into a rocks glass with ice in it. This had the advantage of keeping the lime on the top of the ice. It makes a more colorful drink on top - think of old prescriptions to garnish with fruit and, like the mint in a julep, it adds to the aroma of the glass.