Duck Sauce

“Duck Sauce”

Weird name? Uh-huh. Delicious drink? You bet. Jo from Mock-Ups Mocktails whipped up this arrangement after tasting a sauce her partner made for a roast duck one night. The foundation of this drink is the Haskap Berry, which is a Northern superfood and one of the season's earliest crops. Jo extracted the rich flavour and colour of this berry by turning it into a spiced 'shrub', which is a concentrated drinking vinegar. Mix that with some fennel and cinnamon liqueurs, along with a couple droppers of Token's Strathcona Orange bitters, and you have a bright and tangy beverage that is reminiscent of iced mulled wine or sangria.

Ingredients 

  1. 1oz Haskap Berry Shrub
  2. 1oz Fennel Liqueur
  3. ½oz Cinnamon Liqueur
  4. 2 Droppers Token Strathcona Orange Bitters 

Directions

  1. Combine the 4 ingredients into a cocktail shaker
  2. Add ice. Shake thoroughly.
  3. Add ice to a rocks glass, and fill the glass halfway with soda water.
  4. Strain shaker into rocks glass

Recipes for You

Haskap Berry Shrub – A Light, Acidic Drink Additive

  1. ½ pound Haskap berries
  2. ½ cup Apple Cider Vinegar
  3. ½ cup Water
  4. 2 Anise Stars
  5. 1 Cinnamon Stick
  6. 2 Tbsp Honey

 

Directions

  1. Boil Water & Vinegar
  2. Add Haskaps, Anise Stars, and Cinnamon Sticks.
  3. Let simmer for 5 minutes. Remove from Heat.
  4. Add Honey. Let sit for approx. 1 hour.
  5. Your Shrub is good in the fridge for at least 2 weeks

 

Fennel Liqueur

  1. 2 cups Fennel Roots & Fronds (Roughly Chopped & Loosely Packed)
  2. 2 cups Water
  3. ¼ cup Honey

Directions

  1. Bring Water & Fennel to a boil
  2. Let simmer for 5-10 minutes
  3. Remove from heat. Stir in Honey
  4. Let sit for 1 hour, then strain.
  5. Your Liqueur is good in the fridge for at least 2 weeks 

 

Cinnamon Liqueur 

  1. 5 Cinnamon Sticks
  2. 2 cups Water
  3. 1/3 cup Honey

Directions

  1. Bring Water & Cinnamon to a boil.
  2. Let simmer for 5-10 minutes
  3. Remove from heat & stir in Honey
  4. Let sit for 1 hour, then strain
  5. Your Liqueur is good in the fridge for at least 2 weeks