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AHMUNNA GIVE YOU ANOTHER DRINK RECIPE!

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AHMUNNA GIVE YOU ANOTHER DRINK RECIPE!

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OK, AT THANKSGIVING THIS YEAR, YOURS TRULY WAS IN CHARGE OF THE BOOZE...SO WE HAD RED WINE, AND VAGUELY FIZZY WHITE WINE, AND RUM DRINKS!

I POSTED THE HOT BUTTERED RUM THE OTHER DAY, BUT HERE'S THE OTHER, MORE UNUSUAL RUM DRINK, STRAIGHT FROM COLONIAL NEW ENGLAND!

RASPBERRY RUM SHRUB!

1 OZ RASPBERRY SHRUB (RECIPE FOLLOWS)
2 TO 2 1/2 OZ GOLDEN RUM
4 OZ GINGER BEER (SOME BRAND LIKE REED'S OR SOMETHING)

MIX ALL INGREDIENTS AND SERVE OVER ICE.

FOR THE SHRUB:
1 CUP WATER
1 CUP SUGAR
2 PINTS RASPBERRIES (FROZEN WORK)
2 CUPS WHITE WINE VINEGAR (YES, VINEGAR!)

WHISK THE WATER AND SUGAR TOGETHER, HEAT AND MIX UNTIL A SIMPLE SYRUP FORMS, AND LIQUID COMES JUST TO A BOIL.
ADD THE BERRIES AND SIMMER FOR 10 MINUTES, THEN ADD THE WHITE WINE VINEGAR AND RETURN TO THE BOIL FOR 2 MINUTES. COOL, STRAIN, AND BOTTLE. STORE IN THE REFRIGERATOR (THE VINEGAR SHOULD KEEP ANY BEASTIES FROM FORMING, BUT WHY RISK IT?)

THE DRINK CAME ABOUT IN COLONIAL TIMES BECAUSE THE VINEGAR ACTED AS A PRESERVATIVE IN THOSE PRE-REFRIGERATION DAYS. I STUMBLED ON A VARIATION OF THIS AS I MADE IT BECAUSE I RAN SHORT ON RASPBERRIES, SO I THREW IN A BAG OF FROZEN BLACKBERRIES, TOO.

THE DRINK ITSELF IS PRETTY AND RED. YOU CAN ALSO MAKE SHRUBS OUT OF STRAWBERRIES, CHERRIES, GINGER, CRANBERRIES...I DARE SAY YOU COULD EVEN MAKE EXOTIC ONES LIKE PINEAPPLE OR SOMETHING CRAZY LIKE THAT.

OK, GO DRINK NOW!
  • EXCELLENTE...YOUR THANKSGIVING SOUNDS SIGNIFICANTLY MORE EXCITING THAN MINE WAS.
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