Shrubby Botanist Cocktail

This light cocktail is made from Urban Pharm’s Watermelon, Mint, and Himalayan Salt Shrub and simple syrup infused with Curio’s Botanist Mulling Spices. This syrup has a floral, honeyed, and citrusy flavor, and is a terrific addition to your drinks repertoire—use in cocktails, iced tea, or lemonade. It is also delicious drizzled on fruit or desserts.

For the Botanist simple syrup (enough for 10 cocktails):

💕 1 cup granulated sugar

💕 2 tablespoons Botanist Mulling Spices


For the cocktail:

💕 1 ounce dry vermouth

💕 1 ounce shrub

💕 1 ounce Botanist simple syrup

💕 4-5 ounces sparkling water

💕 Curio Magic Salt for the glass rim

💕 Fresh mint sprig, for garnish


Make the syrup

💕 Put the sugar and spices in a heavy saucepan set over medium-high heat. Add ½ cup of water and bring to a boil, stirring gently to dissolve the sugar. Boil for 1 minute then remove the pan from the heat and set aside for 20 minutes. Strain the syrup through a fine mesh sieve into a container. Discard the spices. Store the syrup in the fridge.


Make the cocktail

💕 Put about ¼ cup of ice into a tall glass and add the vermouth, shrub, syrup, and seltzer. Stir for 20 seconds. Put Magic Salt on the glass rim, garnish with mint, and serve.

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