Dear Curious Readers,
I don’t know about you but I always wondered by shrubs were. For any reason I believed for a long time that it was a sort of sorbet or a natural juice. I’m nerdy about spirits, I’m naive about bartending practices. So I never really knew what it was until i read this article below, first published by the FMK.
so what is a shrub historically and today?
Juniper based spirits (Gin, Genever, Juniper berries)
Agave based spirits (Tequila, Mezcal, Raicilla, Bacanora, Sotol, Pulque)
Fruit based spirits (Eaux de Vies, Fruit brandies, Calvados, Applejack)
Anything based spirits (Vodka)
Grape or pomace based spirits (Cognac, Armagnac, Pisco, Grappa, Marc, Fine)
Herbs and spices based spirits
(anis-based, raki, ouzo, pastis, liqueur, creme de liqueurs, vermouth)