Homemade Rum Shrub Recipe

Miscellaneous Untried Recipes

This is from a collection of recipes from books I own, but which I haven't myself tried yet. However, you can have faith that at least the authors themselves have tried them, so they're not deadly or anything.

From Folk Wines, Cordials & Brandies, by M.A. Jagendorf:

  1. Pare 6 oranges very thinly and put the rinds into a gallon jar. Add the juice of the fruit.
  2. Add 1 pint cold water, close the jar, and let the liquid stand for three days, stirring it now and then.
  3. Strain into an enamel dish, add 2 to 3 pounds sugar, and bring to a boil.
  4. Add a full pint of orange juice and strain it again. Finally, add about 2 quarts rum and bottle.

It is a fine drink on a cold day, and you can use it a week after you have made it.

Units of measurement (unless stated otherwise)
1 cup = 8 ounces = 236ml
1 quart = 32 ounces = 944ml
1 tbsp (tablespoon) = 1/2 ounce = 15ml
1 fifth = 25.6 ounces = 750ml
1 tsp (teaspoon) = 1/6 ounce = 5ml
1 pint = 16 ounces = 472ml

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