Also known as drinking vinegars, fruit-infused shrubs were an early American favorite. With a top-off of club soda and a handful of ice, they become delicious impromptu spritzers.
Game plan: The Cranberry-Apple Shrub takes 2 days to infuse, so plan accordingly.
For more, see our nonalcoholic Shirley Temple Drink recipe.
Have some overripe fruit lying around? CHOW.com's Suzy Brannon has the answer: a vinegar shrub. To make your own old-timey treat, see our Peach Shrub recipe.