Summer is over, and so are the lazy days of drinking cocktails by the beach. Now that fall is here, many people are taking part in Sober September – a month-long break from consuming alcohol. For some, this is a thirty-day, health-conscious cleanse. Others may be sober-curious, dipping their toes into non-alcoholic waters to spend less money, feel more energetic, or even lose weight.
Regardless, giving up alcohol for a month doesn’t mean you have to give up flavor. Zero-proof drinks, especially when made with Anna’s Kitchen Shrubs, can still pack a tasty punch. And with our five unique flavors, there’s a shrub for every occasion.
Zero-proof shrub drinks are perfect to sip on during happy hour or when relaxing out in the warmth of early autumn. And unlike sugary sodas and juices, our shrubs are made with 100% organic ingredients. Plus, they contain apple cider vinegar with the mother, which has proven health benefits. So if you’re avoiding alcohol to be healthier, shrubs only sweeten the deal.
New to the shrub mocktail world? Don’t worry, we have plenty of alcohol-free drink ideas to get you started.
Tasty Shrub Seltzer
This mocktail is perfect if you need an easy drink that will wow your guests. Simply choose your favorite Anna’s Kitchen shrub flavor and pour over chilled seltzer and crushed ice. Not only does the shrub add a splash of color, it gives a tangy and refreshing flavor to an otherwise plain drink.
If you normally indulge in cocktails but are staying sober this month, this drink is a great alcohol-free substitution. Combine equal parts Apple Cider Ginger Shrub and ginger ale for a mule mocktail that tastes just like the real deal. Use a copper mug if you have it, and garnish with a slice of lime.
It’s Strawberry Lemon Thyme!
Hosting an end-of-summer cookout? Make something the whole family – and your Sober September friends – can enjoy. Muddle fresh strawberries and lemon in a pitcher, then add our Strawberry Lemon Thyme Shrub. Stir in seltzer and ice for a tasty drink that lets you hold onto summer a little longer.
With our shrubs, you can enjoy Sober September any day of the year. Whether you drink alcohol or not, you should enjoy what you drink and feel good about what you put into your body. Get experimenting with shrubs and check out our recipes page for more inspiration!
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.