Cocktail of the Week – A Fig Shrub Manhattan – “The Boscobel”

Hudson River Manhattan

My infatuation with shrub cocktails grows

as I taste my latest creation.  I first got turned onto “Shrubs” when I found and tried Hudson Standard Apple Coriander Maple Shrub at Cold Spring General Store.

Then I received my friend Warren Bobrow’s new book, Bitters and Shrub Syrup Cocktails: Restorative Vintage Cocktails, Mocktails.

So far I’ve made two of my own shrubs, one with blackberries, and another with figs. This cocktail is made with the later. I call it the “Boscobel Manhattan” after the famous Hudson Valley estate near here.

Warren has a recipe for a fig shrub that he uses in one of his mocktails. It calls for fresh figs of course, but I could not find any so tried making the shrub with Trader Joe’s frozen figs, and it came out just fine.

The cocktail recipe is

1 1/2 oz Good Rye Whiskey, we used Rittenhouse
1 oz Sweet Red Vermouth Dolin is our suggestion
3/4 oz Fig Shrub
1/4 oz Port, we like the Fonseco


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