The history of drinking vinegar dates all the way back to 15th century England when English merchants imported balsamic vinegar from the Italian peninsula. Colonists took the vinegar with them to America and invented the mixed drinks known as “shrubs.”
The settlers mixed the vinegar with sugar to create a syrup that they added to spirits, water, or even seltzer to make an early version of soda!
Here is a modern take on a classic, simple drink you can make using fruit vinegar:
1. Fill up a glass with San Pellegrino.
2. Add a dash of fruit vinegar.
3. Garnish with fruit (we recommend raspberries).
4. Serve and enjoy!