Shrubb, a Caribbean orange liqueur, is a criminally-underused ingredient – especially when it comes to the tropical cocktails to which it is so well-suited.
Ender the St. Lucian, from Brad Smith at Latitude 29 in New Orleans. It’s a restrained, spirit-forward cocktail with tiki roots. Rhum Clement’s Creole Shrubb sings in this drink, backed by a chorus of woody, spicy notes from the rum and amaro (Averna, preferably).
- 2 parts Dark rum or Demerara rum or Black rum
- 1 part Shrubb
- ½ part Amaro
- ¼ part Cinnamon syrup
- 1 dash Mole bitters or Chocolate bitters
Stir all ingredients with ice in a mixing glass (Smith recommends a single large cube, and a stir of 47 revolutions, but you do you). Strain into an ice-filled short glass, and garnish with an orange twist.
Get the App
The Cocktail Party app puts this drink – and hundreds more – in your pocket, and tells you what you can make from the ingredients you have at home. It's the best $3.99 you'll ever spend on a drink.
- St. Lucian recipe at PUNCH