Gin Fizz with Raspberry-Lavender Shrub

Shrubs are a perfect mixer for cocktails, with soda, or in mocktails. This Oregon raspberry shrub is refreshing and even nicer with just a hint of lavender (thyme is also nice). Heather’s recipe for a Gin Fizz with Raspberry-Lavender Shrub is the perfect warm summer’s eve cocktail. Feel free to use another Oregon caneberry like marionberries, loganberries or boysenberries.

Recipe by Heather Arndt Anderson from the Voodoo and Sauce Blog
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Ingredients

For the Shrub

1 pint raspberries, gently washed
1 lavender sprig
1 C sugar
1 C apple cider vinegar

For the Cocktail

6 oz gin
6 oz raspberry-lavender shrub
2 egg whites
ice

Preparation

Shrub Steps

Step 1
Crush the raspberries and lavender in sugar and macerate in the refrigerator for at least two hours, or up to two days.

Step 2
Strain through a sieve, scraping the juice and puree through the sieve with a rubber spatula. Discard solids.

Step 3
Combine the purée with the vinegar in a bottle with a cork, and if you have time, let this mellow for a couple weeks.

Cocktail Steps

Step 1
Shake the gin, raspberry shrub, and egg white in a shaker full of ice, then pour into four glasses.

Step 2
Top each with 3 ounces of seltzer and stir.