Shrubs: An Old Fashioned Drink for Modern Times

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Product: Shrubs: An Old Fashioned Drink for Modern Times
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Designer: Michael Dietsch

Shrubs: An Old Fashioned Drink for Modern Times Hardcover – October 6, 2014

Michael Dietsch (Author)

  • Hardcover: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Countryman Press; 1 edition (October 6, 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1581572441
  • ISBN-13: 978-1581572445
  • Product Dimensions: 0.7 x 0.1 x 0.9 inches

Raise your glass to a surprising new taste sensation for cocktails and sophisticated sodas: Shrubs. Not the kind that grow in the ground, but a vintage drink mixer that will knock your socks off. “Mixologists across the country are reaching back through the centuries to reclaim vinegar’s more palatable past . . . embracing it as “˜the other acid,’ an alternative to the same-old-same-old lemons and limes,” said the New York Times. The history of shrubs, as revealed here, is as fascinating as the drinks are refreshing. These sharp and tangy infusions are simple to make and use, as you’ll discover with these recipes. Mix up some Red Currant Shrub for a Vermouth Cassis, or Apple Cinnamon Shrub to mix with seltzer, or develop your own with Michael Dietsch’s directions and step-by-step photographs.

Michael Dietsch is me, and I am Michael Dietsch.

My first book, SHRUBS, is out! Published by Countryman Press, a division of W. W. Norton. In SHRUBS, I look at the history of the beverages called shrub, from their origins in the Middle East up through to their modern use in the trendiest cocktail bars and restaurants. Yes, beverages. There are at least two, and there might be three, depending on how you count things.

I am a writer, editor, blogger, drinker, husband, and stay-at-home dad to two beautiful children, Julian and Mirabelle. I live in Brooklyn, New York, and although it frequently bugs the hell out of me, I still love it very much. When I’m not writing, blogging, editing, drinking, husbanding, and dadding, I like to cook, bike, walk, and smoke cigars, though seldom all at once. I used to like to grill and smoke meats and vegetables in my spare time, but I currently lack a yard. Or for that matter, spare time.