Shrubs, also known as drinking vinegars, derive from the original methods of fruit preservation in colonial era U.S. They have now been reinvented to offer lively combinations of intense fruit essence and tart acidity. A Shrub is a combination of sweet and savoury flavors: vinegars, sugar and fruits, aromatics and tart essences.

In drinks they can work much like citrus by providing a tart and slightly sweet component. Many Shrubs are produced using a cold-press technique to maintain the bright, zesty flavors that are damaged by heat-based extractions.

Use them when you require a sour element to your cocktails or make delicious, unique, non-alcoholic drinks.  Add as an ingredient to your dressings and marinades - or use with ice cream and desserts. Be creative!  

Need some help? We have put together this handy e-Book to help the creative juices.  

'SHRUBS - The Secret Ingredient' e-Book

 

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Country of origin:   USA         Shrubs (drinking vinegars), originally medicinal cordials, became popular among alcohol smugglers! To avoid detection, smugglers would sometimes sink barrels of spirits off-shore...
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Country of origin:   USA         Blood Orange & Ginger Shrub. Ginger and Tangy Spice lends itself perfectly to a craft Mimosa, compliments light rum, gin, and vodka well and lends depth to many craft cocktails. Try...
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Country of origin:   USA         Shrubs (drinking vinegars), originally medicinal cordials, became popular among alcohol smugglers! To avoid detection, smugglers would sometimes sink barrels of spirits off-shore...
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Country of origin:   Australia        Alcohol content: 0% Alcohol by Volume Cascara is the husk or skin of a coffee cherry, produced when the ripe cherries are pulped before the beans are processed. Historically,...
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Country of origin:   Australia        Alcohol content: 0% Alcohol by Volume Native to north-eastern New South Wales, Eucalyptus Olida is a species of eucalyptus, which is commonly referred to as Strawberry Gum...
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Country of origin:   Australia         Alcohol content: 0% Alcohol by Volume Savour the best of Australian native ingredients as you enjoy the delicious flavours of Riberries and Rainforest Limes in...
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Country of origin:   Australia         Alcohol content: 0% Alcohol by Volume Savour the best of Australian native ingredients as you enjoy the delicious flavours of Riberries and Rainforest Limes in...
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Country of origin:   USA         Alcohol content: 0% Alcohol by Volume Apple- Bright with Granny Smith, apple blossom, and honey, Apple Som has a dry finish and high acidity. Brandy and whiskey...
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Country of origin:   USA         Alcohol content: 0% Alcohol by Volume The folk at Pok Pok have teamed up with Starvation Alley Cranberry to source the best local organic cranberries and you can...
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Country of origin:   USA         Alcohol content: 0% Alcohol by Volume This gift pack has five 120ml bottles featuring Pok Pok's top sellers: Ginger, Pineapple, Pomegranate, Tamarind and Thai basil...
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Country of origin:   USA         Alcohol content: 0% Alcohol by Volume Drinking vinegar for health reasons is an age old practice in many cultures around the world, dating back to colonial times when...
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Country of origin:   USA         Alcohol content: 0% Alcohol by Volume Pok Pok Grapefruit has the tart and wonderful dry flavour of ruby red grapefruits. It works great in a cocktail using vodka,...
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Country of origin:   USA         Alcohol content: 0% Alcohol by Volume Bursting with tropical flavors with undertones of coconut and star fruit, Pinapple Som has a sweet and refreshing finish with mild...
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Country of origin:   USA         Alcohol content: 0% Alcohol by Volume Brimming with tart berries and rose petals. Pomegranate Som has a sweet, refreshing finish and moderate acidity. Drinking vinegar for...
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Country of origin:   USA         Alcohol content: 0% Alcohol by Volume Piquant and complex with hints of cinnamon and allspice, Tamarind Som has a dry finish and mild acidity. Drinking vinegar for health...
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Country of origin:   USA         Alcohol content: 0% Alcohol by Volume Drinking vinegar for health reasons is an age old practice in many cultures around the world, dating back to colonial times when...
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Country of origin:   USA         Alcohol content: 0% Alcohol by Volume Exploding with herbaceous, floral and citrus flavors Turmeric Som has a bright acidity and sweet finish. Turmeric has been used...
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Country of origin:   USA         Alcohol content: 0% Alcohol by Volume This year’s batch is made from a delicious and aromatic mix of organic Braeburn and Jonagold apples. They started with a...
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Country of origin:   USA         Alcohol content: 0% Alcohol by Volume Is there anything more seductive than a ripe blood orange with its crimson flesh? Shrub & Co love how the ruby color of the...
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Country of origin:   USA         Alcohol content: 0% Alcohol by Volume This shrub is a true labour of love from start to finish. The Douglas Fir was foraged by Shrub & Co's friends at the The Living Wild...
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Country of origin:   USA         Alcohol content: 0% Alcohol by Volume Shrub & Co's inspiration for this shrub is the majestic honeybee. With the nectar of Yucatan wildflowers, bees created this...
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Country of origin:   USA         Alcohol content: 0% Alcohol by Volume Shrub & Co captured the essence of peach – summer’s sweet, liquid gold – with Shrub & Co Peach...
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Country of origin:   USA         Alcohol content: 0% Alcohol by Volume The team at Shrub & Co love all of their products, but developing the grapefruit shrub was a special joy. They think...