Shrubs Are The New Best Thing to Hit Your Cocktail Glass

Shrubs Are The New Best Thing to Hit Your Cocktail Glass

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Emma Christensen
Oct 31, 2014

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.

Quick Facts

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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