If you came to this article thinking that we were going to be talking about small garden bushes, then you might be in the wrong place. In the drinks world, a shrub is a concentrated syrup that mixes together fruit, sugar and vinegar (and sometimes herbs & spices). It’s a tasty mix that is a relatively sweet, acidic mix that you can drink solo or use as a mixer. You might see them referred to as ‘drinking vinegars’ as apple cider vinegar is often used as a base. They’ve become increasingly popular as a cocktail ingredient because they’re versatile and a good alternative to fruit juices. We’ve selected some of our favourite shrub cocktails from around the world and will talk through how to make your own shrub.