What is Drinking Vinegar and Why Has It Become So Popular?

Don't let your bartender fool you. Drinking vinegars such as switchel and shrubs have been around for centuries. For as long as humans have had vinegar and honey, they've been mixing the two and drinking...

Summer 2018 Cookbook of the Month Cocktail Companions: SHRUBS and BITTERS

Caitlin McGrath
by Caitlin McGrath 3 years ago

Welcome to the reporting and discussion thread for our Summer 2018 COTM Cocktail Companions, SHRUBS: AN OLD-FASHIONED DRINK FOR MODERN TIMES, by Michael Dietsch; and BITTERS: A SPIRITED HISTORY O...

Summermade Organic Sparkling Shrubs

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 3 years ago

One of my favorite refreshments on a warm summer day is a zingy, fruit flavored ice-cold shrub. Even better if it's sparkling and made with organic ingredients as Summermade's are. A couple years a...


by herby 4 years ago

During our chow retreat at PEI I was completely taken with shrubs. Just imagine that not very long time ago I had no clue about these exquisite drinking vinegars! I invite those of you who are ...

Union Hill Coffee | Sonora Gold Country

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 4 years ago

Two months ago I had a chance to check out Union Hill Coffee in Sonora. I'd read about its fall opening in Sprudge. http://sprudge.com/build-outs-summer-union-hill-coffee-sonora-california-107604.h...

Hard cider in shrubs?

by Shrinkrap 5 years ago

So two years ago I was into making vinegars, last year hard apple cider, and this year shrubs! I have some 8 month old hard cider that I have yet to decant into its final resting place, and I wa...

Specifics on making a meyer lemon shrub?

by arashall 7 years ago

Yes, I've done some research and looked at other threads, but I need a little specific guidance, please. I would like to make meyer lemon shrubs to give as gifts. Can someone advise proportions...


by BiscuitBoy 7 years ago

Anyone ever make shrubs? How long do they really keep? After reading about the wildly pricey Russ Cafe in the NYT, I had a thought to make a blueberry shrub, add to vodka (or even gin) top with clu...

DIY Shrub/Drinking Vinegar

by lemonseleven 8 years ago

I had an amazing non-alchoholic "drinking vinegar" a couple years ago in a Chicago Restaurant- basically a strawberry vinegar drink with soda. I'd never tasted anything like it and was instantly ho...

I made strawberry shrub, and now I think there's mother of vinegar in there.

by Marsha 9 years ago

Is this possible/likely? The recipe called for equal parts fruit, sugar, and apple cider vinegar, I used a cold-process (no boiling of the vinegar), and it tasted fine until I noticed a ghostly fl...

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