Apple Shrub Cocktail

Apple Shrub Cocktail
In partnership with Miguel Buencamino (@holycityhandcraft).

Best For: Sipping
Prep Time: 5 minutes + 24-48 hours for shrub syrup
Serves: 2



Apple Shrub Syrup

    • 2 lb. Fuji, Gala, or Rave® apples (about 6 apples), diced
    • 1 cup apple cider
    • 1 cup apple cider vinegar
    • 1 cup granulated sugar
    • 2 large cinnamon sticks
    • 1 oz. gin


    • 1½ oz. Cognac
    • 1 oz. homemade Apple Shrub Syrup (you can purchase shrub syrups, although they’re hard to find at grocery stores; check your local farmer's market!)
    • ½ oz. fresh lemon juice
    • 3 oz. soda water
    • Optional: apple slices and cinnamon stick



      Apple Shrub Syrup
        1. Combine ingredients in a non-reactive mixing bowl (ceramic, glass, or enamel-coated metal). Cover with plastic wrap and let sit at room temperature for 24-48 hours, gently stirring every 12 hours.
        2. Strain through a fine mesh sieve into a glass container. If you prefer a more refined syrup, strain again through a coffee filter.
        3. Add 1 oz. of gin to fortify the syrup. Shake to incorporate.
        4. Store in the fridge in an air-tight container for up to 1 month.
        1. Combine Cognac, apple shrub syrup, and lemon juice to a shaker with ice. Shake vigorously for 10 seconds.
        2. Strain and pour over a chilled Cognac glass with ice. Top with soda water and garnish with cinnamon stick stirrer and fresh apple slices.

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