Called for in many early cocktail recipes, Raspberry Gum Syrup is often substituted for grenadine due to its intense berry color. Its flavor, however, is distinctly bushberry, candied and less tannic than grenadine.
Try a Jack Rose with both; you'll be surprised at the difference. Incorporating organic raspberries into gum syrup yields a bright yet unctuous liquid with concentrated berry flavor and mouth-coating viscosity. Try it in a Clover Club or Maiden's Blush, or use it to sweeten your favorite fizz.
2 oz Lairds Applejack (not the bright green stuff!)
1 oz lime juice
1/2 oz Small Hand Food Raspberry Gum Syrup
Add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake vigorously, then strain into a chilled cocktail coupe.