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5 O’Clock Somewhere Friday: Rhubarb Shrug

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5 O’Clock Somewhere Friday: Rhubarb Shrug
RHUBARB SHRUG / Photo by Andrea Hubbell

For all you uninitiated fashionistas out there: a “shrug” is a little cropped sweater worn by some women to cover arms and shoulders when there’s a bit of a chill in the air.

Charlottesville spring can still have chilly nights (we love that cool mountain air), and Red Pump Kitchen’s Sally Myers has just the thing to knock off that chill—a Rhubarb Shrug.

Using a housemade seasonal shrub and local gin from Silverback Distillery is just the way they do things at Red Pump, but it is easy to replicate both. Silverback is at the forefront of “green” distilling and production methodologies minimizing energy usage and environmental impact using geothermal methods. Red Pump supports that by making Strange Monkey Gin the house gin. Cheers to that.

Editor’s note: Mix the leftover club soda and shrub for a refreshing non-alcoholic beverage anytime.

Rhubarb Shrug
from Sally Myers of Red Pump Kitchen, Charlottesville, VA