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“I’d like to punch you in the mouth—with flavor!”

 

– PHIL THE SHRUBBER

BOOZE PAIRING SUGGESTIONS

Ginger/Lemongrass Good with: Gin & Tonic; Rye, Bourbon or Irish Whiskey Try: Ginger Ale and a Maraschino with the Whiskey;

Ginger / Lemongrass

Good With

Gin & tonic; rye, bourbon or Irish whiskey

Try

Ginger ale and a maraschino with the whiskey


Tomatillo / Tamarind

Good with

Tequila (with or without soda); a Bloody Mary

Try

A gin gimlet with honey and lime


Thai basil

Good With

Light or dark rum (with soda and lime); gin; vodka

Try

Something with sake


beet / ginger

Good With

Vodka & soda; gin; bourbon

Try

A splash of shrub with your sparkling wine

 

COCKTAIL RECIPES

 
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Gin & Tonic & Shrub

Gin & Tonic & Shrub

GIN & TONIC & SHRUB

A Gin & Tonic is a perfect thing and needs no improvement. That said, a little Calvit's Ginger/Lemongrass Shrub is a fine addition.

1-1/2 oz favorite gin 

2 tablespoons Calvit's Ginger/Lemongrass Shrub

Good squeeze of fresh lime

Tonic water 

Make your favorite Gin & Tonic, and add a little Shrub

The Maudslay

The Maudslay

The Maudslay

As served at Tomlin Restaurant in Thunder Bay

1 oz. Rye whiskey

1/2 oz. Aperol

Splash grapefruit juice

Tablespoon sage Syrup

1/2 ounce Calvit's Beet/Ginger Shrub

Squeeze fresh lemon

(Ingredients courtesy of the restaurant. As this is a proprietary recipe, I’ve guessed at the proportions)

Torta Rosa Cocktail

Torta Rosa Cocktail

Torta Rosa Cocktail

Original Calvit’s Shrubs recipe courtesy of Arnaud’s French 75 Bar New Orleans

1 oz. tequila

1/2 oz. mezcal 

1/2 oz. Calvit's Tomatillo-Tamarind Shrub

1/2 oz. lime juice

1/4 oz. agave nectar 

Top with nutmeg

A lot of Thai basil goes into the Shrub that goes into the Double Shift.

A lot of Thai basil goes into the Shrub that goes into the Double Shift.

The Double Shift

To unwind after a long day in the kitchen, my friend Jeff relies on The Double Shift.

1-1/2 oz. dark rum

1/2 oz. Calvit's Thai Basil Shrub

Good squeeze of fresh lime juice

Club soda

Combine in glass over ice

The Beet Shrubber

The Beet Shrubber

Beet Shrubber

Wow, that's really red. And really good.

1 oz. favorite vodka

1 oz. Calvit’s Beet-Ginger Shrub

1 oz. club soda

Mint sprig

Garnish with lemon or lime

 
The TTT

The TTT

The TTT

Tomatillo/Tamarind Shrub and Tequila

1 oz. Calvit’s Tomatillo/Tamarind Shrub

1 oz. tequila

1 tablespoon fresh lime juice

1 tsp agave juice

Splash soda

Combine in glass over ice.

The Tomatillo Gimlet

The Tomatillo Gimlet

Tomatillo Gimlet

Original Calvit’s Shrubs recipe courtesy of Arnaud’s French 75 Bar New Orleans

1-1/2 oz vodka or gin 

1/4 oz. honey

3/4 oz. lime juice

1/2 oz.  Calvit’s Tomatillo-Tamarind Shrub 

Shake, serve in martini glass with lime twist

Arnaud's French 75 Bar, 2017 James Beard "Best Bar Program" winner

Arnaud's French 75 Bar, 2017 James Beard "Best Bar Program" winner

Shrub 75 Cocktail

Original Calvit’s Shrubs recipe courtesy of Arnaud’s French 75 Bar New Orleans

1-1/4 oz Beefeater Gin

3/4 oz. Calvit’s Ginger-Lemongrass Shrub

1/2 oz. lemon juice 

Top with Champagne