The most versatile member of our shrub family if you are looking for an all-purpose culinary tool for salads, pan sauces, and more!
This shrub captures the snappy, crisp notes found in an early-season cider. The first apples to appear in the fall are brighter and sharper than their mellower counterparts which show up in late October. And we have found that the best shrubs contain these same snappy, bright notes. We can’t tell you the exact ratio, but we did use apples you won’t find in a supermarket: Williams Pride, Burgundy, and Zesta!
To enhance the sense of autumnal nostalgia, we added a delicate whiff of spices just prior to bottling: ginger, cinnamon, clove, allspice, star anise. It’s a very subtle touch, but one which adds a round, mellow finish.
You’ll enjoy our Apple Crisp shrub in everything from spritzers and sparklers to spirited beverages containing rum, Prosecco, champagne, and bourbon. Or drizzle it over raw/pan-seared greens for a delicious salad…or over roasted pumpkin, butternut squash, Brussels sprouts, etc. The sky’s the limit!
Lavandula angustifolia is a lovely little greyish purple flower known for its sweet floral aroma and medicinal properties. The organic and kosher certified lavender buds we use in this unique shrub add a beautiful flourish to your favorite cocktail, tea, or mocktail. It imparts a floral and slightly piney note, which pairs beautifully with gin and vodka, and also with green tea. We made sure to avoid a super-sweet flavor profile. The blue beauty of lavender shines through in every sip.
Fresh raspberries plus the citrus punch of imported Italian bergamot oranges create a lively twist on the "rickey" essence that helped make cocktail history.
You don't need to add spirits to this beautiful shrub to enjoy the rich bramble-berry flavor. Mixed together with a tumble of ice and seltzer, the sparkling fruity refresher has a tangy kick.
Add a splash to lemonade, iced tea, or any spirited drink (including gin and bourbon, if you are inclined to being historically accurate), and enjoy.
Some of our shrubs are available by special order only when they are not in full season. If you crave a particular flavor, we will happily make it for you by tapping our network of fruit suppliers. Minimum order six bottles. Please allow 3 weeks for delivery.
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Organic rose petals add a beautiful flourish to your favorite cocktail, tea, or mocktail. We made sure to avoid a super-sweet flavor profile. The petals shine through.
Because rose oil deteriorates rapidly with exposure to sun and wind, the content is highest on the first morning when the flower opens. The rose petals we use for Spiker's Shrubs are picked for distillation manually, day by day, at or just before sunrise. They are certified organic and kosher certified.
Berry Amour (with a tip of the hat to Stevie Wonder) truly is “pretty as a summer’s day” – a love-ly blend of red and black raspberries, strawberries, and blueberries, with a kiss of Seville orange peel to balance the berry's sweetness.
You'll love Spiker's Berry Amour shrub in the classic French 75 cocktail, which marries a floral, citrusy gin like Bombay Sapphire, with brut champagne, lemon juice, and sugar. But of course, you won't need the sugar because the shrub will provide all the sweetness you need. Or use it in any of our recipes which suggest Raspberry our Sour Cherry Plum.
This beautiful shrub is an infusion of stone fruits featuring tart "pie" cherries, black plums, and nectarines with a touch of black peppercorn. The pepper adds an interesting warmth and an intriguing bottom note, but it isn't at all hot or spicy. The perfect shrub to mix with bourbon-based cocktails, but also magical in Proseco and fizzy mocktails. Try it with hibiscus tea, too!
A funny thing happened on the way to the shrub shack: While working on a recipe for a new Pear Ginger Shrub, we forgot to add the pears. The result was a potent brew with such an exhilarating ginger punch that we decided this shrub deserved to stand on its own.
Ginger Bite Shrub has a spicy flavor you can sink your teeth into, whether you're adding it to an IPA beer, a glass of seltzer, a shot of rum or bourbon, or a stir-fry. Oh, and one other thing: it goes great with pears!
Go for it! All of our shrub flavors are now available in individual little nip bottles. Mix-and-match as you please for a customized sample assortment
In this sampler option, you may order as many different flavors and as many quantities as you choose (provided they're in stock). They won't be packaged in our slick 4-pack wrapper, but you probably won't care if you're shopping for yourself or you want a bunch of individual minis to give to friends.
The beauty of this option is that you can choose the flavors based on your cooking or mixology interests, and leave out the flavors you aren't curious about. Sweet!
Each mini is filled with enough shrub for 2-3 beverages to sip and sample. Tuck them in a backpack or purse for shrub-sipping on the road ... share with a friend ... or just use at home to experiment and savor.
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When the first colonial merchant ships sailed out of Newburyport Harbor, many journeyed to the Caribbean where their holds were filled with tropical fruits and spices (and also rum).
According to the legend, captains would spear a pineapple on a fence post outside their homes to let friends know of their safe return from sea. The pineapple was an invitation for friends to visit, share food and drink, and listen to tales of the voyage.
Even though pineapple is not a locally sourced fruit, it is so anchored in our local history that it made sense for us to create a "shrubbed" version as part of the Spiker's family.
To make our Pineapple Shrub, we macerate sweet pineapple chunks with a fine chiffonnade of fresh sweet basil which imparts subtle notes of spicy, sweet, anise, and clove without hitting you over the head the way each spice would if blended together. We think you will welcome the refreshing result: a zippy green note which balances the sweet-acidic profile of the pineapple.