The beautiful thing about shrubs is that there are only two rules: something sweet and something acidic. Typically some variety of sugar does the heavy lifting, but here maple syrup offers a perfect hit of character and complexity. And although the beets maybe seem like an odd or unnecessary addition, they actually keep the sweetness in check with a welcome earthiness, and the shrub makes a fantastic mixer in this gin and Campari cocktail.
- 1 1/2 oz Gin
- 3/4 oz Campari
- 1 oz Maple beet shrub
Add the gin, Campari, maple beet shrub and ice to a cocktail shaker and shake well.
Strain into a rocks glass, or coupé if you're feeling fancy.