Taste Tested : Sapsucker Shrub Punch

Hold up a second, just to make sure we’re all on the same page. You’ve never heard of a shrub? A shrub is basically a fruit-and-vinegar syrup. Read up here.


This recipe features one of our favourite Ontario ingredients : maple water! Sapsucker Maple Tree Filtered Water is tapped and harvested in the Beaver Valley, and is a seriously delicious taste of place. It’s just one of the reasons we’re thrilled they’re partof our Feast ON Preferred Purveyor Program!

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Sapsucker Shrub Punch
Serves 1
A shrub is basically a fruit-and-vinegar syrup. In ye olden days, it was a way of adding acid when lemons were scarce. This one is infused with maple water!
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  1. 1 Ontario apple, sliced
  2. 1 cup sugar
  3. 1cup Sapsucker Maple Water
  4. 1/2cup Ontario Apple Cider Vinegar.
  5. 1.5oz Spirit Tree Estates Ice Cider
  6. 0.5 Liquor 43
  7. Cinnamon, to taste
  1. Combine sugar, water and cider vinegar.
  2. Reduce down to shrub until all sugars are gone and apples are soft and soggy.
  3. Chill it.
  4. Combine brandy, liquor 43 and .75 of shrub.
  5. Steam or add hot water to fill with dash of sap water.
  6. Garnish with an apple dusted in cinnamon.
Adapted from The Black Tomato in Byward Market, Ottawa
Adapted from The Black Tomato in Byward Market, Ottawa
Culinary Tourism Alliance https://ontarioculinary.com/

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