Shrubs (Hardcover)

An Old-Fashioned Drink for Modern Times

By Michael Dietsch, Paul Clarke (Foreword by)

Countryman Press, 9781581573886, 256pp.

Publication Date: September 13, 2016

List Price: 24.95*
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"A shrub is exactly what the people who invented the phrase 'slake your thirst' had in mind. A shrub is full of character and variety. The ingredients--fruit, sugar, and vinegar--are as simple as can be. But the variations are seemingly unlimited. It has another superpower: A strong shrub game can help you make the most of bruised or aging summer fruit."

-The New York Times, in an article featuring Shrubs

Michael Dietsch took the mixology community by storm when he brought back a popular drink from colonial times, the shrub. Not the green, leafy kind that grow in the ground, but a vintage drink mixer that can be spiked with alcohol or prepared as a soda. Drinkers, bartenders, and the media embraced the book. This new edition features a foreword by Paul Clarke, the Executive Editor of Imbibe magazine and author of The Cocktail Chronicles. Here is the definitive guide to making and using shrubs.