Hot Lemon Shrub
as appears in “Lobscouse & Spotted Dog: Which It’s a Gastronomic Companion to the Aubrey/Maturin Novels”
- Zest of 1 lemon
- 1/2 cup fresh squeezed lemon juice
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 2 cups rum
Combine all ingredients, stir well, bottle and set aside in a cool place. It will be ready to drink after about a week.
To serve, mix 2-3 parts boiling water to 1 part Shrub.