Last year, my husband and I went to Portland for the weekend. We went on our usual coffee crawl, and one of our stops, Barista, had a new drink on their menu. A coffee shrub spritzer. Espresso cold brewed with balsamic vinegar, maple syrup and sparkling water. I am one of those crazy ‘apple cider vinegar cures everything’ people, so I had to try it out of my love for everything vinegar.
The drink was oddly refreshing, sweet, tart and effervescent. I have had many shrubs before, but none quite like this. I knew I wanted to recreate this at some point, so I just filed it away in my memory bank.
Until now. 🙂