2/26/2016  By Erin Marinan

A shrub is the name of two different, but related, acidulated beverages.  One type of shrub is a fruit liqueur typically make with rum or brandy mixed with sugar, the juice or rinds of citrus fruits. 

The shrubs that were developed at Northwest Naturals refer more to the cocktail or Soft Drink that was made popular during the Colonial era.  The concept comes from infusing vinegar, with fruit then straining off the flavored vinegar adding sugar and mixing with carbonated water.

Vinegar has made a spike in the health sector due to its properties that contribute to weight loss, lower blood sugar and improved symptoms of diabetes.  It is also good for your digestive system.  Northwest Naturals choose to use Apple Cider Vinegar in our blends to accentuate the fruit flavors.

These beverages have a slight tang to them added by the vinegar, they are best served chilled and carbonated.

Northwest Naturals Blends Available

Strawberry Melon

Rhubarb Spice

Pineapple Lime

Pineapple Basil

Pear Honeydew Cilantro

Lemon Mint

Jalapeno Lime Cilantro

Grapefruit Cherry

Grapefruit Honey

Blackberry Mint

Cranberry Apple

To request samples or get more information on how Northwest Naturals can assist in helping you created the perfect shrub combination, please contact our customer service or sales team.