We all wish we could bottle a little bit of summer to carry us through the cooler months. Colonial farmers would preserve summer's bounty by making it into a tasty drink to be enjoyed well into fall. Enter the shrub—a tart and delicious syrup made by blending
fruit, spices, and apple cider vinegar. Sweet and subtly sour, sipping vinegars (like a shrub or kombucha) provide a healthy boost of antioxidants and good-for-your-gut probiotics. Marianne Courville, Emily Woerthman, and Anja Rothe's handmade concoctions showcase the spoils of the Hudson Valley and are built on a base of organic apple cider vinegar from New York's Finger Lakes region. Full of flavor, shrubs enhance the aromatics of cocktails and are ideal for those thirsty for a more complex drink. Handmade in Hudson, New York.