Looking for a delicious cocktail with a healthy twist to bring in the New Year? Try this simple but tasty citrus bourbon cider shrub recipe!
A “shrub” is a beverage made with vinegar, and while it may sound a bit strange, it’s actually quite refreshing! This cocktail includes bourbon for an adult version of a shrub, offering a tart, tangy, and unforgettable drink that’s perfect for celebrating the fall and winter holidays.
The original version of this recipe calls for mimosa jam, which isn’t necessarily something you have sitting in your pantry, so if you can’t find it or want to use a substitute, we recommend substituting orange marmalade. It may be a touch less sweet, but it should be in the ballpark. Or, you can also get creative and try your own jam flavors! (For example, we love ground cherry jam, whose caramely sweetness is a great match for bourbon.)
You could also substitute a splash of apple cider vinegar for the balsamic, which will give a sharper flavor and accent the cider aromas.
As always, enjoy responsibly, and have a Happy New Year!
Citrus Bourbon Cider Shrub Recipe
- 2 ounces fresh apple cider
- 2 ounces bourbon
- 1 generous tablespoon Stonewall Kitchen Mimosa jam (or orange marmalade, or other jam of your choice)
- Splash balsamic vinegar (or ACV)
- Ginger beer
- Add the apple cider, bourbon, jam and vinegar to a cocktail shaker or pint Mason jar with ice.
- Shake vigorously to mix well, then once it’s chilled, strain into an old fashioned glass with more ice and top off with a splash of ginger beer.