Raspberry Verbena Shrub
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Our friends at The Hudson Standard have done it again. Their new, limited-edition shrubs and switchels are guaranteed to elevate your cocktail experience, while impressing anyone lucky enough to belly up to your at-home bar!
It's hard to imagine that so much flavor can come from four simple ingredients, but here it is. Bold, fresh raspberries and the lemony brightness of verbena are combined with organic apple cider vinegar and organic sugar for a zippy pairing with gin, vodka or sparkling wine. Mix 1 part shrub to 7 parts sparkling water for a refreshing shrub soda. Raspberry Verbena Shrub is versatile enough to use in the kitchen, too.....it makes one fantastic topping for vanilla ice cream!
- An excellent pairing for cocktails with gin, vodka, tequila or sparkling wine
- Combine 1 part shrub with 7 parts sparkling water for a natural soda
- Drizzle over vanilla ice cream and top with fresh raspberries for a beautiful dessert
- Use as a vinaigrette for a salad of mixed greens, toasted walnuts & bleu cheese
The Hudson Standard, located in Hudson, New York, started from the desire to make high quality bitters and cocktail syrups, called shrubs, using ingredients almost entirely sourced from New York's Hudson Valley.
Founder Marianne Courville and her husband Michael Albin moved to Hudson, New York from Brooklyn in 2000 and opened Hudson Wine Merchants. It was there that they caught the bug to start a business making cocktail bitters and shrubs. The business soon became a commitment to the region. The ingredients in their bitters and shrubs are almost entirely sourced from the Hudson Valley. Working with local farms, Marianne and Michael stay open to new ideas about crops, production, sustainability and cooperative ventures. The Hudson Standard is a welcome convergence between the cocktail revolution and the "farm to table" movement.