Shrubs

An Old-Fashioned Drink for Modern Times

Michael Dietsch (Author)

With a Foreword by Paul Clarke

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A beautiful revised edition, with foreword by Paul Clarke, and 10 new recipes.

"A shrub is exactly what the people who invented the phrase 'slake your thirst' had in mind.  A shrub is full of character and variety. The ingredients—fruit, sugar, and vinegar—are as simple as can be. But the variations are seemingly unlimited. It has another superpower: A strong shrub game can help you make the most of bruised or aging summer fruit."

The New York Times, in an article featuring Shrubs

 

Michael Dietsch took the mixology community by storm when he brought back a popular drink from colonial times, the shrub. Not the green, leafy kind that grow in the ground, but a vintage drink mixer that can be spiked with alcohol or prepared as a soda. Drinkers, bartenders, and the media embraced the book. This new edition features a foreword by Paul Clarke, the Executive Editor of Imbibe magazine and author of The Cocktail Chronicles. Here is the definitive guide to making and using shrubs. 

Book Details

  • Hardcover, Paper over boards
  • September 2016
  • ISBN 978-1-58157-388-6
  • 7.4 × 9.5 in / 256 pages
  • Sales Territory: Worldwide

Endorsements & Reviews

“Imagine a fizzy, soda-like drink that is drier and so much more sophisticated than soda, what with the sugar and botanical ingredients. Shrubs! Amazing! Wonderful!” — Amy Stewart, author of The Drunken Botanist

“A shrub is exactly what the people who invented the phrase “slake your thirst” had in mind.  A shrub is full of character and variety. The ingredients—fruit, sugar, and vinegar—are as simple as can be. But the variations are seemingly unlimited. It has another superpower: A strong shrub game can help you make the most of bruised or aging summer fruit” — The New York Times, in an article featuring Shrubs

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