The history of drinking vinegar dates all the way back to 15th century England, who 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! Have you ever had a shrub? Carrie shows you a simple drink you can make using fruit vinegar:
Yield: 1 Serving
Prep Time: 5 mins
Chilled San Pellegrino or Seltzer
Your Favorite Fruit Vinegar
Optional: Alcohol to mix together your favorite cocktail.
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!