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Mulberry shrub cocktail

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Mulberry shrub cocktail brings together a delicious seasonal shrub syrup made from mulberries, blood oranges, sweet spices, sugar, honey and vinegar with honey whiskey and angostura bitters. The cocktail is garnished with a twist of blood orange zest, pink pepper and micro lemon balm.

The mulberry shrub cocktail is a little like a Manhattan cocktail which calls for whiskey, sweet vermouth, bitters, orange peel and a maraschino cherry. The Vermouth is replaced with spiced mulberry shrub and the garnish retains the orange and replaces the cherry with pink pepper and lemon balm.

There is a fine sweet sour balance with rich fruit and honey in contrast to the sourness of vinegar and tart mulberries which are tied together with sweet spices including vanilla, cinnamon, pink pepper and coriander. Creating the shrub syrup has allowed for a complexity and depth of flavour in this Spring cocktail.

Mulberry shrub cocktail

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Serves: 1 Cooking Time: 10 minutes


  • ¾ shot honey whiskey
  • 4 dessert spoons spiced mulberry shrub
  • Dash Angostura bitters
  • Handful of ice
  • Twist of blood orange zest
  • ¼ teaspoon pink pepper
  • Sprig micro lemon balm



Add whiskey, spiced mulberry shrub, bitters and ice to a cocktail shaker


Shake the whiskey, shrub, bitters and ice until very cold and well combined


Pour into a prepared glass


Garnish with blood orange zest, pink pepper and lemon balm


Micro lemon balm from Urban green farms.

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