During the activity you will learn the basics of how to make your own alcoholic and non-alcoholic shrubs (a sweetened vinegar-based syrup from which the cocktail is made; also known as drinking vinegar which is often infused with fruit juice, herbs and spices, for use in mixed drinks). We'll meet under the Santa Catalina Arch (the famous Yellow Arch of Antigua) and walk to the Municipal Market to buy the fruits and spices that we'll use while learning the background history of the fruit and vegetable production in the country. Then we will walk to Montagu ́s experimental kitchen where we will prepare our shrubs and sample some drinks. In order to get the best results for the shrubs we'll leave the shrubs sealed and with no direct sunlight for an approximate of 72hrs. You'll be able to return to the kitchen after a few days to pick up your creations.
Drinks - Alcoholic Beverage - You will taste Andres' creations while you prepare your own Shrub of choice.
Walking Tour as you walk to the main market to purchase the fruits and spices for the shrub making
Drinks - Alcoholic Beverage - Apart from the mixology making and tasting you come back to Montagu to pick up your shrub 72 hours after, where you will take an Octavo (small 8ounce bot) of aguardiente (local firewater) to mix with your Shurb creation, and invite fellow Remotes to a personalized drink at your apartment
WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED
Tips for vendors
THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW
Bring water - As you will be walking to the municipal market to purchase your fruits and spices for the Shrub making.
Difficulty Level - Easy
Special clothing required - You might get a splash of lime and or fruit when you prepare your cocktails so be aware of this and don't wear your best outfit
Special clothing required - Athletic - Antigua gets a little stuffy while walking so bring a cap or a hat and wear comfy shoes for walking
The host of this experience is our friend Andres the owner of Montagu open kitchen / closed restaurant. If you choosed the Altamira and Dinner at Montagu Restaurant, you already enjoyed his amazing cooking skills and preserves. Well! we have a great unique experience for you! He is also an amazing mixologist, combining so many flavours with local ingredients, aging Shrubs, (vinegar fruit syrups) and combining amazing and particular flarvours with Rum, Gin and many favourites, Mezcal. This is a good experience to learn to make your own Shrubs for cocktails back home, enjoy the company of fellow remotes, and visit the market to purchase your fruits to make these amazing elixirs.
MINIMUM TO OPERATE
DEADLINE TO BOOK
48 hours prior to the start of the experience
Frequently Asked Questions
The shubs class was so fun and I formative. As the owner of a tea company, I found myself creating new tea shrub recipes in my head to make at home! It was also great to do a small tour of the market to purchase our fruit and learn about some local favorites. My RY roomies and I had a small shrub cocktail gathering before our last night in Antigua to toast a great month all-together!