- 2 oz Boot Hill Vodka
- 1 oz cranberry shrub*
- 1 splash lime cordial
- Ginger beer to top (the spicier the better)
- Fresh cranberries and orange wedge to garnish
Combine the vodka, shrub, and lime cordial in a copper mug and stir vigorously.
Fill the mug to the top with crushed ice and top with the ginger beer.
Garnish with fresh cranberries and an orange wedge.
Shrubs are vinegar-heavy syrups that cut through the heaviness of traditional syrups with a bite of acid. They can be made several different ways. The quickest way to make a shrub is listed below.
- 2 cups vinegar
- 2 cups fresh cranberries
- 2 cups sugar
Sanitize a quart-sized mason jar.
Add the fresh cranberries to the mason jar.
Heat the vinegar in a sauce pan to just below boiling (about 190 F), and then pour the vinegar over the fruit. Seal and shake.
Let sit for 24 hours, then strain through cheesecloth until the vinegar is no longer cloudy.
Place the infused vinegar and sugar in a saucepan. Bring to a boil, stirring to dissolve sugar (about 10 minutes). Remove from heat and let cool. Pour into a clean, sanitized jar or bottle.