Shrubs, also known as drinking vinegars, derive from the original methods of fruit preservation in colonial era U.S. They have now been reinvented to offer lively combinations of intense fruit essence and tart acidity. A Shrub is a combination of sweet and savoury flavors: vinegars, sugar and fruits, aromatics and tart essences.
In drinks they can work much like citrus by providing a tart and slightly sweet component. Many Shrubs are produced using a cold-press technique to maintain the bright, zesty flavors that are damaged by heat-based extractions.
Use them when you require a sour element to your cocktails or make delicious, unique, non-alcoholic drinks. Add as an ingredient to your dressings and marinades – or use with ice cream and desserts. Be creative!
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