Is there anything more perfect than a dinner party with all your friends? Only when that dinner party includes cocktails!
Make that “once in a blue moon” night even sweeter by adding shrubs to your guest list. You might have heard the emerging buzz around this tasty and healthy drink mix concentrate. The wide variety of shrub flavors are refreshing and bold – perfect for cocktails, mocktails, and more.
Shrubs aren’t a new fad; they date back a few centuries when colonials would preserve fruit in barrels of vinegar before refrigeration existed. This fruit-infused vinegar was then mixed with spirits or drank straight to boost energy and improve digestion.
It’s a classic comeback story. Shrubs have re-emerged in the 21st century as a healthy alternative to sugary sodas and juices. So what makes the shrub so healthy? The main ingredient is raw apple cider vinegar with the mother, which contains enzymes that break down food and has probiotics to prevent sickness. Drinking apple cider vinegar with the mother is proven to have significant health benefits, like regulated blood sugar levels and lower cholesterol.
Now that you can fully impress your guests with shrub knowledge, it’s time to get mixing. Anna’s Kitchen offers five shrub flavors: Cranberry Mint, Apple Cider Ginger, Banana Turmeric, Peach Jalapeño, and Strawberry Lemon Thyme. With these shrubs, the cocktail and mocktail possibilities are endless. Here are just a few ideas to get you started:
Sangria, But Make It Healthy
Wine is a staple drink for most dinner parties, but that doesn’t mean it has to be boring. Take that chilled Pino Grigio and mix in our Apple Cider Ginger Shrub. Throw in sliced apples, brandy, and club soda for a late-summer sangria.
Simple Seltzer – With a Twist
Do you have cans of hard seltzer sitting in the back of your fridge? Pop one open and top it off with an ounce or two of any shrub over ice. This is an easy drink that tastes more complicated than it is. For non-alcoholic drinkers, simply use regular seltzer to make a mocktail that packs the same flavorful punch.
Gin Shrub Tini (Shaken, Not Stirred)
Bring our Strawberry Lemon Thyme Shrub to the party by combining it with gin, tiki bitters, and ice. Be sure to shake well and pour into a martini glass. The name’s Tini. Gin Shrub Tini.
Switch up your usual cocktails with shrubs, and feel good about doing it. Unlike any old dinner party, these shrub mixed drinks are sure to wow your guests and keep their schedules clear for your next party.
For more shrub cocktail ideas, check out our recipes!
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.