Shrubs: An Old-Fashioned Drink for Modern Times

Shrubs: An Old-Fashioned Drink for Modern Times

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Shrubs: An Old-Fashioned Drink for Modern Times by Michael Dietsch

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 ShrubsMichael 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781581573886
Publisher: Countryman Press, The
Publication date: 09/13/2016
Edition description: Second Edition
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 178,162
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Michael Dietschis a writer, editor, and accidental bartender in Brooklyn. He is a contributor at and writes about spirits and cocktails at the website A Dash of Bitters. When he’s not mixing drinks, he’s smoking huge chunks of meat, grilling vegetables, bicycling, or enjoying a fine cigar. The author of Shrubs, he lives in Reston, Virginia, with his family.

Paul Clarke is the Executive Editor of Imbibe magazine.

Table of Contents

Foreword 11

Introduction 15

The History of Shrubs 21

How to Make a Shrub 53

Classic & Old-Fangled Shrubs 77

Benjamin Franklin's Shrub 79

Country Gentleman's Brandy Shrub 80

Elizabeth Cleland's Rum Shrub 82

Elizabeth Moxon's Orange Shrub 83

Martha Washington's Shrub 85

Sweet Shrubs 87

Apricot Shrub 88

Black Currant Shrub 91

Blackberry-Lime Shrub 92

Blackberry-Raspberry Shrub 93

Cantaloupe-Mint Shrub 95

Cherry-Mint Shrub 96

Cinnamon-Apple Shrub 99

Concord Grape Shrub 101

Cranberry-Apple Shrub 103

Elderberry Shrub 105

Fig-Cinnamon Shrub 106

Gooseberry Shrub 109

Grapefruit Shrub 111

Kiwifruit Shrub 112

Lemon-Lime Shrub 114

Meyer Lemon Shrub 117

Orange Shrub 119

Peach, Ginger, and Cinnamon Shrub 121

Pear-Ginger Shrub 123

Pineapple Coconut Shrub 125

Pomegranate Shrub 127

Red Currant Shrub 129

Rhubarb Shrub 130

Roasted Peach with Lemon Shrub 132

Sour Cherry Shrub 134

Watermelon-Lime Shrub 136

Yellow Plum and Mint Shrub 137

Savory & Sour Shrubs 139

Five-Pepper Shrub 140

Apple-Cardamom Shrub 143

Blueberry-Lavender Shrub 144

Carrot-Ginger Shrub 147

Celery Shrub 148

Cranberry Sauce Shrub 150

Cucumber Shrub 153

Fennel Shrub 154

Fresh Ginger Shrub 157

Golden Beet and Coriander Shrub 158

Plum, Peppercorn, and Bay Leaf Shrub 159

Pumpkin Shrub 160

Raspberry-Thyme Shrub 162

Red Beet and Peppercorn Shrub 165

Strawberry Balsamic Vinegar Shrub 166

Strawberry-Peppercorn Shrub 168

Summer Tomato and Celery Shrub 171

Sungold Tomato and Basil Shrub 173

Tomatillo Shrub 175

Tomato, Cilantro, and Coriander Shrub 176

Watermelon-Basil Shrub 179

Original Cocktails & Sophisticated Sodas 181

Bee Royalty 182

Cinderella's Carriage 183

Dr. Mike's Celery Tonic 185

Garland 186

Gin Genie 187

Lemon-Lime Rickey 189

Paraiso 190

Queen of the Underworld 191

Shallow Grave 192

Shirley Temple 193

Shrub Float 195

Sing Sing Death House 196

Transoceanic Cooler 199

Velvet Tango Room's Fig Shrub Cocktail 201

Velvet Tango Room's Peach Shrub Cocktail 203

Updated Classics 205

Aquabeet Martini 207

Campari Soda 209

Cherry-Mint Julep 210

Desmond Daiquiri 212

Ditmas Park 215

El Canguro Picante 216

Fennel Gibson 217

Gimlet 219

Gin Daisy 220

Greyhound 223

Kir 225

Moscow Mule 227

Mrs. Wheelbarrow's Winter Martinez 228

Peach Shandy 229

Pompier 230

Safe Harbor 233

Sangrita 235

Shrubby Mary 236

Shrugged-Up Cosmopolitan 237

Shrugroniz 239

Ultramodern 240

Appendix 242

Resources 244

Acknowledgments 247

Index 249

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Shrubs: An Old-Fashioned Drink for Modern Times 3.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Joseph Bina More than 1 year ago
Oleo saccharum is not present on page 110 of the Nook version as referenced. Had to figure that one on my own. Otherwise recipes are solid.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It firget out my cramps and get up to Penumbra when his eye open and I bark lowly,"P-Penumbra?!"