Every now and then, we stumble on something incredibly delicious by accident. This is how it was when we set out today to test some pairings of Rumson’s Spiced Rum and Spiker’s Shrubs. We expected a totally different outcome. But when we checked the tally sheet, the winner was beautifully alliterative: Rumson’s Rum and Sour Cherry Plum.
Spiker’s Apple Crisp Shrub and Cranberry Orange Shrub also married beautifully with Rumson’s. But when we combined 2 parts Rumson’s Spiced Rum with 1 part Spiker’s Sour Cherry Plum Shrub … angels sang on high. (The devil’s chorus began when we added a splash of Hella Aromatic Bitters, also available at Shubie’s.)
Help us test our judgment by stopping by Shubie’s in Marblehead tomorrow (Friday, December 19). We will be there along with Rumson’s from 4-7pm. Splish, splash, add a dash. See what you think and let us know which Spiker’s Shrub measures up the best.
We’ll post the results next week. If you pick the winning flavor, we’ll put your name in a hat and select one winner to receive a bottle of his/her choice of flavor.