Classic Mixology: Cocktail & Mixed Drink Recipes

orange shrub

What it is:  Other
In colonial times, a drink made from orange juice, sugar and a liquor such as rum or brandy. From the Smithsonian Magazine: Mix 1 gallon of rum with the peel of 6 oranges. Add 6 cups of sugar and dissolve by mixing well. Combine this mixture with a quart of sweet orange juice and place in a wooden cask or earthenware crock for several weeks to age and develop character. After aging, remove shrub from the cask, strain, and bottle for immediate consumption or storage. This is a wonderful base for a hearty punch.