Shrubs are very versatile because they are a concentrate.  The options are endless for what you can do with them, but here’s a basic recipe list to get you started. Enjoy!

  • Shrub and soda water

– 1 ounce Shrub and fill glass to taste with soda water

  • Simple Shrub cocktail

-1 ounce Shrub, 1 ounce hard alcohol (Vodka, rum, tequila, etc.  Gin is our favorite!) and fill glass to taste with soda water

Got those down?  If you are feeling adventurous, try these fancy Shrub cocktails!

  • Spring Spritzer

-Featured in our article in the CV Collective Spring 2018!  1.5 ounces Rhubarb Ginger Shrub, 2 ounces Gin, 0.5 ounces lime juice.  Fill cocktail shaker, add ice, shake 30 secs, pour into glass, top with soda and garnish with a lime wedge.

  • Blackberry Flower Cocktail

-1 ounce Blackberry Lime Shrub, 0.5 ounce Elderflower Liqueur (we like the one from Arbutus Distillery), 1 ounce Gin, top with soda

  • Troy’s Winter Warmer

-Developed by our lovely friend Troy in Cumberland!  1 ounce Cranberry Apple Shrub, 1 ounce Bourbon, hot water, dash of cinnamon

  • Autumn Harvest

-Created by the amazing staff @ Locals Restaurant!  1 ounce Peach Cardamom Vanilla Shrub, 1 ounce Drambuie, 1 ounce Bourbon, muddled orange peel (or 2-3 drops orange bitters), soda water

  • Spiced Peach Cocktail

-1 ounce Peach Cardamom Vanilla Shrub, 1 ounce spiced rum, soda water

  • Blair and Jon’s Shrub Strawberry Daiquiri

-2 oz dark rum, 1.5 oz Strawberry Basil Pink Peppercorn Shrub, dash of balsamic reduction, ice, soda water

  • Stolen Kiss

-2 oz Bourbon, 1 oz Shrub, 0.5 oz lemon juice, 0.25 oz maple syrup,  ice, and soda water.

  • Turkish Delight

-1 oz Quince Rosewater Shrub, 1 oz lemon vodka, top with soda, garnish with lemon wedge

  • Blueberry Tea

-1 oz Blueberry Earl Grey Shrub, 1 oz Cointreau, top with soda

  • Shrub 75

-0.5 oz Campari, 0.5 oz Cointreau, 1 oz Pear Thyme Shrub, top with soda

  • Basic Champagne Sangria

-1 oz Shrub of choice, 0.5-1 oz complimentary liquor, 3-4 oz champagne, top up with soda

  • Citrus Champagne Sangria

-1 oz Lemon Lime Shrub, 1 oz Cointreau liquor, 3-4 oz champagne, top with soda

  • Tropical Champagne Sangria

-1 oz Pineapple Turmeric Shrub, 1 oz tequila, 3-4 oz champagne, top with soda

  • Burnin’ Love Martini

-3/4 oz Sangrita Shrub, 1 oz Vodka, 3/4 oz Creme de Cacao, 1/4 oz Triple Sec, pinch of chili flakes, twist of orange

  • White Whale Shrub Special

-1 oz Pineapple Turmeric Shrub, 1 oz Gin, dash of Campari, top with soda

Hey, did you know you can do even more with Shrubs?  

  • Basic salad dressing recipe

-Equal parts Shrub of choice and oil of choice. Option to add a tsp or 2 (or 3!) of mustard, which acts as an emulsifier.  Also a nice addition is a tsp or so of a complimentary flavoured balsamic vinegar.  Shake in a jar, and serve!

  • Basic marinade recipe

-Equal parts Shrub of choice and oil of choice.  Option to add any spices (dried or fresh), garlic, ginger, whatever you like!  The longer you marinade the tastier and more flavour there will be.

What’s your favorite way to use a Shrub?  Send us a line and let us know!  We’d love to hear what you come up with, and will share it here on our page 🙂