18.21 Bitters - Blackberry Peppercorn Shrub
Shrubs (drinking vinegars), originally medicinal cordials, became popular among alcohol smugglers! To avoid detection, smugglers would sometimes sink barrels of spirits off-shore to be retrieved later and the addition of shrubs to the alcohol masked the briny flavor of sea water.
Try this with your favorite Irish Whiskey or Amaro and kick your cocktail into high gear! The flavor of blackberries and peppercorn both shine through and the dark vinegar back adds an incredible depth to any cocktail!
Try it with your favorite alcohol or with sparkling water as a refreshing non-alcoholic treat!
Recipe to try:
1 1/2 oz Bourbon
3/4 oz Averna Amaro
1 oz 18.21 Bitters Blackberry Shrub
2 dashes Angostura Bitters
Luxardo - Maraschino Cherries
Combine ingredients in tin over ice and shake shake shake. Strain into Collins glass over ice. Top with Club Soda and garnish with Cherries.