From Maylie's Restaurant, New Orleans
You can almost think that this rich berry-flavored antique cocktail is really good for you. One of the oldest cocktails in New Orleans, the Roffignac, is made here with our Good Food Award-Winning Huckleberry Shrub.
I started drinking cocktails at eighteen in New Orleans since I was lucky enough to start college there in 1968. Old pals of my parents would drag me to Maylie's (est. 1876) for my favorites: stuffed mirilton and a frosty Roffignac.
The original cocktail was made with a raspberry shrub, but I think it's better with our huckleberry. The restaurant and the decrepit staff are all dead now, but this great cocktail is still remembered with great affection by a few like me.
- 1½ oz. Bourbon, Cognac or good brandy
- 1/3 oz. Wine Forest Wild Huckleberry Shrub
- 1/3 oz. Simple Syrup
- About 2 oz. Club Soda
- Combine all ingredients except the soda in a big rocks glass.
- Stir, add ice cubes, top with soda.
- Stir again.
Alternative Way if you'd like it less dilute:
- Put first three ingredients into a cocktail shaker.
- Add ice and shake.
- Strain into a chilled glass and top with approximately 1½ oz. of soda water.