It seems like all of the sudden there is a cocktail mixer explosion. The competition has never been more fierce! Lucky us!
But what's the difference between shrubs + simple syrups?
Shrubs (or drinking vinegars) are made from combining fruit, sugar + vinegar. They're sour, sharp + slightly fruity.
Simple syrups are made by boiling equal parts water + sugar. But that's only where they start. You can add herbs, dried flowers, citrus, basically everything goes. Strain out anything you put in + you have a syrup ready to go.
You can make your own of both, but honestly there are so many companies out there making beautiful shrubs + syrups. I collected a few that look so delicious for Spring. Spring flavors are light, bright, sometimes floral + citrusy. But I can imagine all of these in a spritzer with some wine, carbonated soda + fresh fruit.