Spiced Apple Shrub
In a large glass bowl, combine apples, fennel, allspice berries and lemon zest. Lightly crush ingredients with a wooden spoon. Add honey, hot water, raw apple cider vinegar and cinnamon sticks. Stir to combine.Advertisement
Cover bowl tightly with plastic wrap. Refrigerate for three to four days. Strain through a fine-mesh sieve or cheesecloth into another bowl. Discard solids. Transfer liquid—your shrub—to an airtight, nonreactive container, such as a Mason jar or glass bottle.
Spiced Apple Hot Toddy
In a mug, combine 2 ounces Spiced Apple Shrub, 1 1/4 ounces bourbon and 6 ounces hot water. Garnish with 1 cinnamon stick and a lemon slice.
Spiced Apple Tonic
In an ice-filled glass, place 1 to 2 ounces Spiced Apple Shrub. Top with sparkling water to fill; garnish with thin apple slices, if desired.