Bartending 101: With Shrubs – Anna's Kitchen Shrubs

Bartending 101: With Shrubs

Bartending 101: With Shrubs

There’s so much more to bartending than simply pouring a drink and making friendly conversation with customers. Bartenders constantly experiment with drinks and mix flavors together to create something new.

In today’s age of craft cocktails and healthy mindsets, mixology is quickly becoming a staple in bartending. If you’re looking to switch up your current happy hour menu, why not add something fresh and healthy to the mix?

As a drink connoisseur, you may have heard of this “oldest new” craze called shrubs. Going back a few centuries to the days before refrigeration, shrub was vinegar left behind after preserving fruit. Colonials would mix the shrub with liquor or drink it straight, for a boost in energy and improved tolerance to hot weather.

Today, shrubs are making a comeback. It’s a healthy alternative to sugary sodas or juice, and less sour than most citrus mixers. With bold flavors and organic ingredients, Anna’s Kitchen Shrub drinks are sure to be a hit with your customers.

Shrubs allow you to get creative with classic cocktails. Take a martini, for example. Rather than just plain gin and vermouth, switch things up by adding a few ounces of our Strawberry Lemon Thyme Shrub. Throw in some tiki bitters for a well-rounded flavor that tastes like a cool summer evening.

Or, as we head into autumn – with whiskey and hot rum regaining popularity – consider incorporating our Apple Cider Ginger Shrub to your menu. Revamp the Kentucky Mule by adding this spiced shrub to the bourbon, ginger beer, and squeeze of lime. Don’t forget the copper mug!

If you have a customer who wants the shrub without the alcohol, consider pouring their chosen flavor over seltzer and ice. This is the perfect way to experience all the bold flavors the shrub has to offer, as a sober-conscious consumer!

Invite health-conscious customers to try something new by adding shrub drinks to your menu. It’s the perfect way to breathe new life into tired cocktails while inspiring healthier drinking choices. Check out our recipes for more shrub mixed drink ideas, but don’t be afraid to experiment by creating new and innovative drinks. Our shrubs are also available for wholesale purchase, so your bar can always be stocked with these flavorful shrubs.

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.


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