Caribbean Shrub

Shrubs were originally made in Colonial America. They typically combined rum and a gastrique, a syrup made with vinegar, sugar and, often, seasonal fruits such as strawberries.

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  • Servings: makes 1 drink

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  • 2 ice cubes, plus crushed ice
  • 1 ounce dark rum
  • 1 ounce white rhum agricole
  • 3/4 ounce Strawberry-Balsamic Gastrique
  • 1 small strawberry, for garnish

How to make this recipe

  1. Put the ice cubes in a cocktail shaker. Add both rums and the gastrique and shake well. Strain the drink into a crushed ice—filled highball glass and garnish with the strawberry.

Contributed By Photo © Wendell T. Webber Published March 2009

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