What's a Shrub?
Shrubs, also known as drinking vinegars, originated several centuries ago in England as a method to preserve fruit and berries. Typical shrub recipes use apple cider vinegar poured over seasonal fruit then allow the mixture to sit for a period of time. Afterward the fruit is strained and a sweetener is added to the liquid. This syrup is then used in either alcoholic cocktails or mixed with soda water. Shrubs are easy to make at home, and they're a great way to preserve seasonal fruit.