In Cary, The Umstead Hotel and Spa and its restaurant, Herons, off er one of the Triangle’s most luxurious drinking and dining experiences — and Bar and Lounge Manager Lori Grow is adamant about providing the same elevated touch when it comes to the nonalcoholic options. Drinking vinegars, also known as shrubs, have been available on a rotating menu for years.
“The drinking vinegars have been very popular,” says Grow. “We have carried them for over eight years. We started out getting ones made from Oregon, but now we have an amazing culinary team that provides us with some unique flavors.”
The flavors include carrot-ginger, apple, and butternut-lemongrass. When mixed with club soda, they create a refreshing, seasonal drink that can be paired with food or enjoyed on its own. For those looking for a healthy, nonalcoholic alternative to soda, these tangy tinctures are definitely worth a try, and may help promote weight loss, a healthy gut, and improve cholesterol levels.
The Umstead Hotel and Spa
100 Woodland Pond Drive, Cary