Mad Maiden Shrub

MAD MAIDEN SHRUB is a full-strength drinking vinegar that starts with organic apples from Wisconsin orchards.
It makes a refreshing soft drink, aperitif or digestif when mixed at a ratio of 1 part shrub to 4 parts sparkling or still water and served over ice.
Feel free to add honey, stevia, maple syrup or cane sugar and a dash of salt.

Mad-Made in Madison, WI.

Old Sugar Factory · Maiden Queen ·
2 oz Old Sugar Factory Queen Jeannie Sorghum Whiskey
1/2 oz Mad Maiden Orchard Overload Shrub
*1/2 oz lemon simple syrup (*Simmer 1 part sugar:1part water with lemon peel. Cool and refrigerate.)
Serve over ice.

Old Sugar Factory · Absilution ·
Over ice:
1 oz Mad Maiden Honey Ginger Shrub
3 oz Old Sugar Factory Honey Liqueur
1 tsp Great Lakes Amerique 1912 Absinthe Verte
1 dropperful of Bittercube Bolivar Bitters
Top off with:
Club Soda
Meyer Lemon or Lime Wedge

Green Owl ·Apricot Stone Sour·
1 1/2 Jigger Apricot Brandy
1/2 Jigger Mad Maiden Honey Ginger Vinegar
1/2 Jigger Triple Sec
Top with: fresh Orange Juice
Pour in rocks glass
Pour into shaker
Sugar the rim
Pour back into glass

·Ahoy Matey·
1 oz Mad Maiden Honey Ginger Shrub Vinegar
2 oz Coconut Drink or Coconut Soda
1 3/4 oz Captain Morgan's Spiced Rum
dropperful of Bittercube Jamaican #2 Bitters Pour in glass over ice

·Moscato Punch·
1 part Mad Maiden Honey Ginger Shrub Vinegar
5 parts cold water
5 parts Moscato
3 parts peach nectar
Pour in glass over ice
Garnish with Lime and Orange Wheels

·Bring Me a Shrubbery!·
1/2 oz chai infused bourbon*(Infuse 2T loose chai tea in 1 cup bourbon. Strain.)
1 1/2 oz bourbon
1/2 oz Cynar
1/2 oz Velvet Falernum
1/4 oz Mad Maiden Ginger Shrub
Grapefruit twist
Dash of simple syrup
Stir liquids together over ice. Strain into a cocktail glass. Finish with the twist.

L'Etoile · Undermind ·
Over ice:
1⁄2 oz gin
2 oz tart cherry juice
1 tsp Mad Maiden Ginger Shrub
Shake with ice and strain into a cocktail glass.

Graze · Fred & Ginger ·
Stir together over ice in a rocks glass:
4 oz strong black or herbal tea (such as chamomile hibiscus)
1 tsp fresh lime juice
1 tsp honey
1 tsp Mad Maiden Shrub

·Switchel (aka Haymaker's Punch)·
14 oz water
2 oz Honey Ginger Vinegar
Scant ½ teaspoon molasses
3 teaspoons maple syrup (adjust to taste)
¼ cup oats (optional)
Let sit overnight.
Strain oats out.

·Chinese 5-Spice Cider·
*1 cup Spiced Cider (*Simmer 1 tsp Chinese 5 Spice Powder in 1 cup apple cider)
1 cup Pear juice
2 cups fizzy or still water
3 oz Honey-Ginger Drinking Vinegar
Serve warmed or over ice.

Savor Section, Brava Magazine, September 2014 (See P.62)

Lindsay Christians's article in the Cap Times 13Aug14

Andre Darlington's article in the Isthmus 16Jan14

Available at Orange Tree Imports and Fromagination and Hyvee - Whitney Way & Odana - Fitchburg and Willy Street Co-op and Outpost Natural Foods and the West Side Community Farmer's Market and Northside Farmer's Market