Seasons change, and so should your drink menu. What better time to experiment with drinks than the beginning of autumn?
Shrubs go hand-in-hand with experimentation. This drink mix concentrate is taking cocktail lounges and restaurants by storm, due to its unique flavor and significant health benefits. So if you haven’t jumped on the shrub train by now, your fall drink menu is the perfect time to do so!
Check out five of Anna’s Kitchen Shrubs favorite fall-inspired shrub drinks:
1. Old Shrub Fashioned
Nothing says autumn like a warm old fashioned – especially when it involves apple cider. For this drink, you’ll need bourbon and our Apple Cider Ginger Shrub. Add a thin slice of orange as a garnish, then serve warm with a pat of butter on top. This “new” old fashioned will warm your customers from head to toe!
2. Apple Cider Sangria
It’s apple-picking season, so why not use this crisp fruit to your advantage with a fall-inspired sangria? Combine freshly chopped apples with Pino Grigio, brandy, club soda, and our Apple Cider Ginger Shrub. This drink can also be offered in a pitcher for those large Sunday Brunch get-togethers.
3. Shrub Mule Cocktail
Shrubs are the perfect way to revitalize tried-and-true cocktails. The Moscow mule is a refreshing fall drink, so put a unique spin on this classic by adding some Apple Cider Ginger Shrub. All you need is the shrub, bourbon, ginger beer, and a squeeze of lime. Don’t forget the copper mug!
4. Apple & Cranberry Vodka
Two fruits that exude fall-ness. This is a simple shrub drink that will wow your guests; just combine cranberry juice, ginger ale, vodka, and Apple Cider Ginger Shrub. The cranberry flavor makes this drink perfect for Thanksgiving time.
5. Mulled Apple Cider Pie
This drink tastes like cold apple pie. Mix seltzer with our Apple Cider Ginger Shrub, and add cognac for that apple pie flavor – we recommend Hennessy. If your guest is looking for something a little less sweet, add bitters to balance it out.
There’s no time like the present to experiment with shrubs, and a new drink menu for fall opens the door to a whole shelf of possibilities! Still looking for inspiration? Check out our recipes for more shrub drink ideas!
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.