Drinking vinegars in America, often referred to as "shrubs", date back to colonial times. These vinegars were commonly used as medicinal tonics, but have recently made a come back finding their way into restaurants and bars across the country. Som, the shrub of Southeast Asia, is a beautiful mix of sour and sweet with bright fruit flavors. For a refreshing non-alcoholic beverage, dilute one part Som with 4 parts soda water.
Tamarind Som had bold piquant notes balanced by hints of cinnamon and allspice. It's dry finish and mild acidity make this drinking vinegar ideal for tequila cocktails.