Charentes Shrub

1 12 oz Rye
34 oz Pineau des Charentes (Earl Grey-infused)
12 oz Rosemary-pineapple shrub
12 oz Lemon juice
2 ds Orange bitters, Angostura
2 oz India Pale Ale, Sierra Nevada
1 sli Pineapple (as garnish)
1 spg Rosemary (as garnish)
Add all ingredients into shaker, except the IPA. Add ice and shake. Strain into an ice-filled Collins glass, top with IPA and garnish.
Tea-infused Pineau des Charentes: soak 1 Earl Grey teabag in half a 750 ml. bottle of Pineau for 1 ½ hours. Rosemary-Pineapple Shrub: slice a small pineapple, place in a jar and cover with cider vinegar. Infuse for 4 days, shaking once a day. Filter through cheesecloth and bring 6 ounces of pineapple vinegar to a boil with 5 ounces of superfine sugar. When sugar dissolves, skim off top layer and add 1 sprig of fresh rosemary. Boil for 10 minutes, remove from heat, filter and cool before bottling.
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