Simon Romanov

Strawberry Shrub

Shrub – 1 cup strawberries, halved – 1 cup sugar – 1 cup cider vinegar – 1 (1 inch) strip lemon zest Mocktail – 2 strawberrie – 2 fresh basil leave – 1 (1-inch) strip lemon zest

INGREDIENTS

– ¾ ounce Strawberry Shrub – 3 ice cube – 5 ounces cold plain seltzer Cocktail – 2 strawberrie – 2 fresh bail leave – 1 (1-inch) strip lemon zest – 1 ½ ounces vodka – ¾ ounces Strawberry Shrub – ¼ ounces Campari – 3 ice cubes, plus more for serving – 2 ounces cold plain seltzer

To prepare the shrub: Combine strawberries, sugar, vinegar and lemon zest in a medium nonreactive saucepan. 

DIRECTIONS

Bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Remove from heat and let stand for 20 minutes. Strain into an airtight heatproof container. Refrigerate until cold, about 4 hours. 

To prepare the mocktail: Muddle strawberries, basil and lemon zest in a cocktail shaker or pint jar with a tight-fitting lid until mashed and fragrant. 

Add Shrub and ice. Cover and shake until cold, about 30 seconds. Strain into a champagne flute and top with seltzer. 

To prepare the cocktail: Muddle strawberries, basil and lemon zest in a cocktail shaker or pint jar with a tight-fitting lid until mashed and fragrant. 

Add vodka, Shrub, Campari and ice. Cover and shake until cold, about 30 seconds. Strain into a glass of ice and top with seltzer. 

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