Here's What You Should Be Drinking This Summer

    Meet your new best beverage friend: The shrub.

    Hold up. What's a shrub?

    A shrub is a sweet and tangy syrup made by combining three basic ingredients: fruit, sugar, and vinegar.

    The vinegar part might sound weird, but trust: It's good.

    Once you've made a shrub, you can use it in drinks (both boozy and non) or as a delicious syrup to drizzle on whatever you want.

    There are two main ways to make a shrub: hot or cold.

    You can read more about the history of shrubs and the pros and cons of the two methods in this great basic guide over at Serious Eats.

    The easier way is the hot way: Cook fruit with sugar and vinegar.

    The OG way is the cold way: Rub some fruit with sugar, let it sit for a while until juice forms, then strain and add vinegar.

    Of course, you can always cheat if you're in a hurry and just combine all the ingredients in a glass.

    You can also take shrubs to the next level by adding herbs and spices or using multiple kinds of fruit.

    And of course, you don't have to add alcohol to a shrub for it to be delicious.

    But the real pro shrub move is inevitable: ADD ALCOHOL.

    Alright, class dismissed. Now go turn up with some of these boozy shrub recipes:

    1. Peach Bourbon Shrub

    2. Spicy Shrub Paloma

    3. Rhubarb & Roses

    4. Tart of The Pacific

    5. Blackberry Basil Shrub Collins

    6. The Hot Pink

    7. Strawberry-Rhubarb Shrub + Tequila

    8. Mango Shrub Michelada

    9. Apricot & Thyme Gin Shrub

    10. Plum Shrub Cocktail

    11. Raspberry Shrub + Gin

    12. Nacho Vidal

    13. Honey Blackberry Shrub Punch

    14. Summer Breeze

    15. Blackberry-Rum Shrub

    16. Peach Shrub Collins