Looking to lighten up your alcohol consumption in the New Year? Here’s a simple approach: When making a cocktail, replace the liqueur in the recipe with an equal amount of Spiker’s Shrubs. For example, the classic Kir Royale is made with champagne and creme de cassis — a liqueur made from black currants.
Creme de cassis has a liquor content of about 15%. Spiker’s Shrubs contain no alcohol. So…you can “spike” your champagne with our Black Currant Shrub and enjoy the natural, deep, rich taste of black currants without having the alcohol content of your drink increase.
A slightly less boozey version of the classic Kir Royale, using Spiker's Black Currant shrub.
Not to be confused with sangria, the sangaree is essentially a single-serving punch which features rich flavors and colors perfect for a chilly evening. Spiker’s Black Currant shrub contributes deliciously deep, berry-rich flavor to the spirits, and also adds to the depth of color. Sip slowly (this is high proof), and enjoy.
Raspberry Bergamot shrub — a rich, plum-red infusion delicately scented with Italian bergamot oil — creates a heavenly spritzer when blended with Japanese Sencha green tea. The unique method of cold infusing green tea (described below) was adapted from Sebastian Beckwith’s inspirational web site and description of tea traditions. (Of course, if you want to bypass the ritual and just brew 8 ounces of double-strength green tea the regular way, this will work too.)
Looking for a recipe for the perfect romantic drink for Valentine’s Day? This is it: the French 75. Crafted with Champagne, gin or cognac, and lemon juice, the cocktail usually includes a splash of simple syrup. But our elegant shrub, Raspberry Bergamot, is a beautiful replacement.
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