Did you know you can use shrubs in the kitchen? This doesn’t mean grab the garden shears and harvest the bushes in your backyard. We’re talking about a different kind of shrub – a fruit-infused, vinegar-based syrup.
What’s a shrub?
You may have heard of this new health trend that’s been cropping up in bars, restaurants, and households alike. The shrub is a drink mix concentrate that adds a robust, unique flavor to both food and drink. Shrubs were around in the 17th century, but they’re coming back on the scene today in craft cocktails, mocktails, marinades, and more.
So what’s the big deal about shrubs? Not only do shrubs add unique flavor, they’re also good for you. And with 100% organic ingredients, you know exactly what you’re putting into your body when you drink our shrubs. It’s a healthy alternative to those sugary sodas and juices that most mixed drinks are made with.
How Can I Use Shrubs?
Because of all those health benefits, you don’t have to feel guilty about enjoying the occasional cocktail at home. And shrubs aren’t just for drinking: you can cook with them, too. Shrubs make great marinades and vinaigrettes, putting a flavorful and healthy spin on your everyday meals.
Anna’s Kitchen offers five flavors of shrub, so there’s a shrub for every occasion. We offer:
- Peach Jalapeño
- Cranberry Mint
- Apple Cider Ginger
- Banana Turmeric
- Strawberry Lemon Thyme
Here are some easy shrub recipes that you can try at home:
Coconut Grilled Chicken
Want a chicken marinade that tastes incredibly complex, but only needs two ingredients? Mix equal parts coconut milk and Banana Turmeric Shrub for a simple marinade. This dish is perfect for the days you want a tasty, “chef-like” meal but don’t have the time to prep.
Peach Tea Mocktail
This non-alcoholic drink is just peachy! The whole family can enjoy this summer drink; simply add 2 oz. of Peach Jalapeno Shrub to chilled black tea. Serve this refreshing drink over ice and sip away!
Thoroughbred Shrub Julep
Attention, whiskey-drinkers! Put a fresh spin on your Kentucky bourbon by adding our Cranberry Mint Shrub to the mix. Use equal parts whiskey and shrub for a drink that’s both cool and tangy.
Still unsure how you can use shrubs at home? Check out more of our recipes for some tasty shrub drinks, dressings, and more!
Handcrafted by Anna Scott in her own kitchen and manufactured locally in Rhode Island, Anna’s Kitchen Shrubs are made with certified organic fruits, vegetables, herbs and raw apple cider vinegar with the mother. Anna’s Kitchen Shrubs are offered in 5 unique, award-winning flavors and can be added to your cocktails, mocktails, salad dressings, marinades, sauces, or can simply act as a refreshing drinking vinegar.
Anna’s Kitchen LLC. is a privately held company operating out of Barrington, RI with widespread distribution capabilities for businesses and consumers through direct online ordering, at various grocery and liquor stores, or by partnering with purveyors.