Element shrubs are concentrated apple cider vinegar & fruit mixtures with just a touch of pure cane sugar. The Chai Pear flavor is a sweet-savory flavor made with fresh pears and warming spices (cinnamon, clove, allspice & cardamom).
Shrubs are typically used in cocktails, mocktails, or simply combined with sparkling water to make a refreshing beverage. Each bottle contains about 25 half-ounce servings.
Shrubs (and their close cousins, switchels) have a long history – they’ve been consumed in the US since the colonial era and have even been mentioned in stories by Melville and Laura Ingalls Wilder. Though they’ve since fallen out of favor amongst the general populace, they never stopped being delicious and are starting to see a resurgence in the US with the return of cocktail culture.
Though shrubs were once commonly made into alcoholic beverages spiked with rum or brandy, they’re also delightful without the booze. They’re the perfect way to beat the heat after working outside on a hot summer’s day, awaken the senses to the glory of spring on a picnic, or jolt the taste buds (and conversation) at your next party.
Ingredients: Fresh pear, apple cider vinegar, pure cane sugar, cinnamon, clove, allspice, cardamom.