The Art and Craft of Mixing Drinks
Dating back to the colonial times, before the arrival of home refrigeration, shrubs are best described as drinking vinegars. Shrubs are a vinegar-based syrup comprised of fruit, sugar, and apple cider vinegar. Original recipes used vinegar as a natural preserver in place of citrus juices during the off season and were used as a way to rehydrate; a natural gatorade of sorts. Shrubs can be added to seltzers, cocktails, and a variety of food recipes.