Place the apple and mint in a large bowl. Pour in the sugar and vinegar, stirring to combine. Wrap tightly with plastic wrap or place in a sealed container or jar and refrigerate for 24 to 48 hours. Remove from from the fridge and pour through a fine mesh sieve, using a spoon to press the fruit and release the extra liquid.
Store in a sealed container in the fridge.
maple fig bourbon soda
To make the cocktail, rim the glass with cinnamon sugar, using some extra maple syrup on the rim. Fill the glass with crushed ice. Add the mint apple shrub and maple syrup, stirring. Pour in the bourbon and stir again. Add the sliced figs. Top with the seltzer water and serve! You can also use ginger ale or ginger beer.