| Kate explains, "At Bug Hill Farm, I grow black currants
and create my concoctions from them because I am truly
mad about their complex flavor, which is a unique combination
of sweet, tart, pungent and savory, layers that unfold
slowly rather than all at once."
Black currant's complex flavor has a great affinity with white wine, champagne,
vodka, and chocolate, and the health benefits of black currant are a nice plus. So enjoy mixing
Black Currant Cordial into your own artisanal cocktails, lemonades, seltzer, or water,
or try pouring Black Currant Cordial over ice cream, custards and
Ra Rheum Margarita -
Mix ingredients and enjoy straight, on the rocks, or blended with ice.
- 1 part Rhubarb Rush
- 1 part Lime
- 1 part Triple sec
- 2 parts Tequila
Drizzles - Drizzle over ginger ice cream, yogurt, or fresh fruit
Vodka - In your favorite vodka with or without a splash of soda
Spritzer - In sparkling mineral water for a refreshing spritzer
Marinades - As a marinade for poultry, meat, or veggies
Cobblers - Drizzled over rhubarb or other fruit cobblers before baking
Digestif - Sip Rhubarb Rush chilled or on the rocks for a light and refreshing after-dinner digestif.
Rhubarb Rush Stir Fry Sauce - An Asian-style sauce with strong flavors of rhubarb and ginger. Try marinading your tofu, chicken, or pork in it before adding to the wok!
1/3 cup Rhubarb Rush
1 T soy sauce
1-2 garlic cloves, minced
1 T arrowroot or cornstarch
1 t fish sauce (optional)
1 t chili paste (optional)
Put ingredients into a jar and shake to combine. Add about 3 minutes before your stir-fry is ready to serve, and cook on medium heat until the sauce boils and thickens.
Harbor Punch - created by Joy Flanagan
1 part Basil Hayden's(r) Bourbon
1/2 part Bug Hill Farm(r) Gooseberry-Rhubarb Shrub
1/4 part manzanilla sherry
1/4 part chilled black tea
Elderflower Cucumber Muddle
Makes 1 Drink
In a Boston shaker cocktail glass, muddle four cucumber slices. Add Elderflower Power", tequila, agave syrup, lime juice, and orange bitters to cocktail shaker with ice. Shake well. Strain into a highball glass over ice. Enjoy!
- 1 ounce Bug Hill Farm's Elderflower Power"
- 1 ounce white or silver Tequila
- 4 Cucumber slices
- 1/2 ounce Agave Syrup
- 1/4 ounce Lime Juice
- 1 teaspoon Orange Bitters