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.
• Who wrote it: Michael Dietsch
• Who published it: Countryman Press
• Other highlights: Nope, we're not talking lawn shrubbery! This book is all about a very old-fashioned drink called a shrub — an syrup made with sugar, vinegar, and an infusion of fruits, spices, or other flavors. Michael Dietsch's book will introduce you to this drink and explain its illustrious past before giving you detailed instructions for making your very own.
Shrubs themselves are not (usually) alcoholic, and Dietsch gives recipes for using them in both cocktails and non-alocholic beverages.
Find the book at your local library, independent bookstore, or Amazon: Shrubs by Michael Dietsch
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