Shrubs

An Old-Fashioned Drink for Modern Times

By Michael Dietsch
(Countryman Press, Hardcover, 9781581572445, 224pp.)

Publication Date: October 2014

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Raise your glass to a surprising new taste sensation for cocktails and sophisticated sodas: Shrubs. Not the kind that grow in the ground, but a vintage drink mixer that will knock your socks off. Mixologists across the country are reaching back through the centuries to reclaim vinegar's more palatable past . . . embracing it as the other acid, an alternative to the same-old-same-old lemons and limes, said the New York Times. The history of shrubs, as revealed here, is as fascinating as the drinks are refreshing. These sharp and tangy infusions are simple to make and use, as you ll discover with these recipes. Mix up some Red Currant Shrub for a Vermouth Cassis, or Apple Cinnamon Shrub to mix with seltzer, or develop your own with Michael Dietsch's directions and step-by-step photographs. Imagine a fizzy, soda-like drink that is drier and so much more sophisticated than soda, what with the sugar and botanical ingredients. Shrubs Amazing Wonderful Amy Stewart, author of The Drunken Botanist.



About the Author
Michael Dietschis a writer, editor, and accidental bartender in Brooklyn. He is a contributor at SeriesEats.com and writes about spirits and cocktails at the website A Dash of Bitters. When he's not mixing drinks, he's smoking huge chunks of meat, grilling vegetables, bicycling, or enjoying a fine cigar. He lives in Brooklyn with his family.
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