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The Shrubb

Focus on a West Indian Cocktail : the "shrubb"

shrubbFor a little sunshine in your year-end holidays, we offer a traditional Christmas drink of the Caribbean "Shrubb," rum with sweet scents of citrus and vanilla.

This is the Caribbean traditional liquor!
Caution, Shrubb is a strong alcohol, do not overdo it!


  • 1 liter of rum
  • 2 oranges skin reduced in thin slices
  • ½ liter of sugar cane syrup
  • 4 chopped prunes
  • 1 vanilla pod
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 teaspoon of instant coffee

Remove the white parts of the orange peels and let them dry during several days.Then do the soak in rum for 4 or 5 days by exposing the bottle to the sun.

Remove the peels of the rum. Add rum syrup, cane sugar, vanilla bean, split in two, cinnamon and prunes and let soak about 5 days.

Filter the liquor and add the coffee. Serve chilled.

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