District American Kitchen and Wine Bar – spring 2014 Cocktails
Urban Switchel - A popular early American cooler, it combines molasses, ginger, apple cider vinegar, apple cider and dark rum.
Wayne Curtis, liquor writer and historian: “You can trace vinegar drinks back to the 18th century. The berries and fruits came and went so quickly, that people used vinegar as an acid to preserve them. With the addition of sugar and water, refrigeration-bereft American pioneers had a tart, bracing beverage. Of course, it wasn’t long before someone realized that shrubs made dandy mixers. You threw in some rum or whiskey, and that has a nice effect as well.”
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