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The Scarlet Apple cocktail is bright, tart and refreshing and celebrates our Wisconsin bounty by combining our Apple Eau de Vie, made from Wisconsin grown Apples, with a Cranberry Sage shrub.

Shrubs are syrups made with fruit, sugar, and vinegar. These drinks were very popular in Colonial America as a means to preserve fruit long after it was harvested. This cocktail adds additional complexity to the bright tartness of Wisconsin Cranberries with the savory notes of fresh sage.

Scarlet Apple

  • 2 oz Apple Eau de Vie
  • 3/4 oz Cranberry Sage Shrub*
  • 1/4 oz Lemon Juice
  • 2 dashes Orange Bitters

 

Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker. Fill with ice and shake until well chilled. Double strain into chilled coupe glass. Garnish with sage leaf or lemon peel.

*Cranberry Sage Shrub

  • 6 oz Fresh or Frozen Cranberries
  • 1/2 cup Sugar
  • 1/3 cup Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 1 cup Water
  • 2 fresh sage leaves

 

Bring all ingredients to a simmer in a saucepan over medium heat, stirring often. Reduce heat to low, and cook 5 minutes, or until most of the cranberries have burst. Strain mixture and allow to cool. Store in refrigerator up to 3 months.