What’s a Shrub?

Queens Kickshaw's shrubs.
Queens Kickshaw's shrubs. Photo: bradleyhawks.com

Glad you asked! It’s “an acidulated beverage made of fruit juice, sugar, and other ingredients” often made with vinegar — and it appears to be having a moment these days. First New York pointed us to Russ & Daughters’ “vaguely vinegary, wholly refreshing” beet shrub, then we told you about the shrubs that Queens Kickshaw is serving (pictured), and now Serious Eats has a whole rundown on how to make your own. Sweet! Er, rather, sour? [Drinks/Serious Eats]