Apple Shrub Caesar

Apple Shrub Caesar

“Shrub” refers to cocktails that contain vinegar, and they’ve had a resurgence in popularity over the last couple of years, with more and more cocktail bars putting them on their menus. This recipe uses apple cider vinegar. The spiced rum adds sweetness to the mix, so you get a nice balance of flavours.

Spice Level


  • Montreal steak spice with ground anise


  • 1 oz (30 mL) spiced rum
  • 3 dashes Angostura bitters
  • 2 dashes jalapeño hot sauce
  • 1 dash Worcestershire sauce
  • Pinch Montreal steak spice
  • 2 barspoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1 oz (30 mL) apple cider or juice
  • 4 oz (120 mL) Mott’s Clamato Cocktail


  1. Rim a highball glass with citrus and rimmer.
  2. Fill the glass to the top with ice.
  3. Add the ingredients in the order listed.
  4. Stir well to mix the cocktail, and garnish.


  • Apple slice
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