The book: Shrubs by Michael Dietsch
The angle: Everything you need to know about making old-fashioned shrubs and using them in modern sodas and cocktails.
Recipes for right now: Country Gentleman's Brandy Shrub, Cinnamon-Apple Shrub, Pear Ginger Shrub, Pomegranate Shrub, Dr. Mike's Celery Tonic, Lemon-Lime Rickey, Campari Soda, Shrubbed-Up Cosmo, Shrugroni
Who would enjoy this book? Foodie mad scientists and cocktail-lovers.