Pineapple Shrub Whiskey Cocktail

I have recently become obsessed with the idea of drinking vinegars, also known as shrub. This all started when I tried Pok Pok Honey drinking vinegar after learning that one of the companies that I work with makes the main ingredient. And you guys, these drinking vinegars are awesome. So it all began a few weeks ago that I started making my own drinking vinegars. We have done rhubarb shrub, mint shrub, and pineapple rosemary shrub. I let mine sit for about 10 days, but other than that, they are extremely easy to make. Now they can be had alone. But why not make a cocktail with them! So that is just what I did. After 10 days of letting the pineapple sit in the vinegar, I strained the chunks and proceeded making a syrup with the pineapple drinking vinegar and rosemary. Mix it with some rye whiskey, add a little citrus and top with your favorite IPA. Your friends will be very impressed!

Next time I'm going to try pineapple jalapeno shrub! Sounds like a new margarita recipe to me. 

Pineapple Shrub Whiskey Cocktail

Pineapple Rosemary Drinking Vinegar
1 medium pineapple, chopped
1-2 cups cider vinegar, depending on the size of your jar
1/2 cup sugar
1 large sprig of rosemary

Fill a large mason jar with pineapple chunks and cover with cider vinegar. Seal and infuse for 7-10 days. Give it a good shake every day for about 10 seconds. Strain the mixture over a fine mesh sieve or cheese cloth. Place the liquid in a small sauce pan and add sugar, bring to a boil. Once the sugar has dissolved add the rosemary and continue to boil for about 10 minutes. Remove from the heat and allow to fully cool before using and storing. 

Pineapple Shrub Whiskey Cocktail
2 oz. rye whiskey
1/2 oz. pineapple rosemary shrub
1/2 oz lime or lemon juice
2 dashes of bitters
2 oz. IPA

Add whiskey, shrub, citrus juice and bitters to a shaker filled with ice and give it a good SHAKE. Might as well give it a taste before you proceed. If you need it sweeter, add more shrub or a teaspoon of agave. Fill a glass with ice and strain beverage into the glass. Top with IPA. Cheers.