The benefits of vinegar are purported to be many — helps weight loss, whitens teeth, lowers blood sugar levels, etc. Though those claims are largely unsubstantiated, I use vinegars as a cocktails flavoring. To me, that’s a benefit.
The use of vinegar as a drink date back centuries. American colonists combined vinegar, fresh berries and sugar as a way to get more yield out of their summer crops. They called it a “shrub.”