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

Other Editions of This Title:
Hardcover (10/6/2014)

List Price: 24.95*
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Description

A beautiful revised edition, with foreword by Paul Clarke, and 10 new recipes.


"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. 





About the Author

Michael Dietsch is a writer, editor, and accidental bartender in Brooklyn. He is a contributor at SeriousEats.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. The author of Shrubs, he lives in Reston, Virginia, with his family.

Paul Clarke is the Executive Editor of Imbibe magazine.


Praise For Shrubs: An Old-Fashioned Drink for Modern Times

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

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