Spiced Apple Shrub
Tingling with fennel and allspice and infused with a pound of apples, chef Jonathon Sawyer's shrub (an old-timey drink mixer) evokes the taste of spiced cider in a sourful new-old way. The recipe comes from his cookbook House of Vinegar.
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.