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#1 Ambear

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Posted 20 June 2012 - 08:34 AM

I was intrigued by the recent Mutineer article about shrubs (i.e. drinking vinegars) but I noticed that most of the recipes called for plain-ol' vinegars, where I have access to a pretty fancy oil and vinegar store in town with some really interesting flavors. I went and tasted about 20 flavors, and ended up bringing home some maple vinegar...I just need to figure out what else I want to mix it with to make it a bit more drinkable.

Does anyone have any shrub experience? (waits for Monty Python jokes)
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Posted 20 June 2012 - 10:52 AM

I take a shot of Bragg's raw organic Apple Cider vinegar every day. That's all i got.

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Posted 20 June 2012 - 03:28 PM

This sounds right up Brian's alley. In fact, I think he mentioned something about them on some thread...it might be in the Bitters thread, but I don't remember where exactly.

A former coworker gave me some blood orange vinegar as a parting gift a while back. It's commercial and I'm excited about it, but haven't tried any yet.

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Posted 20 June 2012 - 03:31 PM

I've made quite a few different types, including many with flavored vinegars or heavier ones like balsamic. I made a chocolate, raspberry and coffee shrub with balsamic vinegar that was out of this world.

I could see a blueberry or blackberry shrub made with maple vinegar being quite delicious.

I also had a mushroom shrub at Tales a couple of years ago that was, well, not so delicious... :pirate:
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Posted 20 June 2012 - 04:36 PM

I'm working on a kombuchasinthe.

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#6 Ambear

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Posted 20 June 2012 - 04:43 PM

I fucking love blackberries. I also have a lavender-flavored white balsamic to try out...probably with some form of lemon.

Kombuchasinthe sounds like a mouth-adventure. :devil:
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Posted 20 June 2012 - 07:01 PM

Kombucha kinda spooks me a little. It's ok but I need more exposure to it.

As for blackberry, I have a little blackberry something to be built in the next day or so but it won't be a shrub.....at least not on purpose. ;)

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Posted 20 June 2012 - 08:14 PM

As for blackberry, I have a little blackberry something to be built in the next day or so but it won't be a shrub.....at least not on purpose. ;)



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Posted 26 June 2012 - 01:40 PM

There might be a little shrub content in our July / August issue which should be out in the next week or two :)
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Posted 26 June 2012 - 02:09 PM

Does anyone have any shrub bush experience?

I have been dedicated to it since I was 15. Does that count?


Vinegar? Not so much.

#11 Ambear

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Posted 26 June 2012 - 02:20 PM

There might be a little shrub content in our July / August issue which should be out in the next week or two :)


Another article?
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Posted 26 June 2012 - 02:52 PM

There might be a little shrub content in our July / August issue which should be out in the next week or two :)


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Another article but not in our DIY column, but in our Soda Jerk column. A little more about the history and origins of the shrub.
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Posted 26 June 2012 - 05:13 PM

Kombucha kinda spooks me a little. It's ok but I need more exposure to it.


I had all those clementines left over from my (on-going) clementine-cello experiment so I ran them through my Mr Juiceman, combined the juice with a big batch of Kombucha tea (nine bags worth) and a touch of raw honey, then stuck it in the fridge. The resulting chilled beverage was VERY TASTY... and I'm not a huge Kombucha fan. But... it's annoyingly healthy for you so it's nice to find a way to make it palatable.
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Posted 26 June 2012 - 05:20 PM

I'm not a huge Kombucha fan. But... it's annoyingly healthy for you so it's nice to find a way to make it palatable.


I want to be a fan but first time I tried it......well....it was a bit of a stretch. I've tried it a few times thanks to a friend or two that are trying to make me healthy. Don't know why for goodness sakes but this looks like something that could work for me. Thank you. *smile*
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