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Shrubs from Shrub & Co Are Awesome for Cocktails

April 19, 2013

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[Photograph: Wes Rowe]

Shrubs have been the hot thing in cocktails (and non-alchoholic drinks) for a little bit now. These tangy, tart syrups are usually made with fruit, a little sugar, and something tart—usually vinegar. Though shrubs are super-trendy now, they date back to colonial America; before there was refrigeration, vinegar was a handy tool for preserving fruit. (And the result, mixed with cool water, was delicious even way back then.)

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