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Celebratory Shim Recipes

We were thrilled to sponsor the bar for Civil Eats‘ annual fundraiser this year, and served two of our favorite celebratory shims to attendees.

Quince Shim with Jardesca
1/2 ounces SHED Quince Shrub
1 1/2 ounces Jardesca White Aperitiva
3 ounces sparkling wine
Fennel frond

Fill 6-8 oz. glass with a few ice cubes, pour quince shrub and Jardesca over ice, and stir. Top with sparkling wine. Place fennel frond in glass as garnish.

Pomegranate Sparkling Shim
4 ounces Raventos rosé
2 ounces pomegranate juice
4 dashes rose hip saffron bitters*
1 ounce tulsi basil simple syrup*
Small spoonful basil seeds, holy basil for garnish
In a flute glass, place basil seeds, syrup, bitters, and pomegranate juice. Top with sparkling rosé and add basil for garnish.

Tulsi Basil Simple Syrup
1:1:1 ratio water to cane sugar
Handful tulsi basil

Bring mixture to boil; simmer for 1 minute. Remove from heat and steep for 30 minutes. Strain twice.
Rose Hip Saffron Bitters
4  one-inch slices of Grapefruit zest
2 one-inch slices of lemon zest
1/4 teaspoon anise seeds
1 teaspoon cloves
1/2 teaspoon fennel seed
1 teaspoon juniper berry
1 teaspoon peppercorn
1 tablespoon saffron
5 whole rose hips, dried
2 whole star anise

Add ingredients to 8 ounce mason jar and gently muddle. Fill jar with Everclear (151 Proof Spirit). Store at room temperature for 2 weeks.
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