Meredyth Archer was first introduced to drinking vinegars as a child growing up in West Virginia, when she would drink a sweetened vinegar with her grandmother, who thought it was the answer to everything. Years later, she came across a recipe for sweet fruit vinegar in a family cookbook from the late 1800s, a hand-me-down. She remembered the tart and sweet taste from her youth and decided to make a batch. Many shared batches later, MOTHER shrub drinking vinegars was born.
Black Cherry is a combination of Virginia-made organic unfiltered apple cider vinegar, pressed juice from organic black cherries, and organic cane sugar.
Delicious splashed in your bubbly of choice or drizzled over ice cream and pound cake. Sprinkle over a spinach salad. Try a Black Cherry shrub Old Fashioned or Mint Julep. Make a black cherry soda by mixing 1 oz MOTHER shrub to 5 oz sparkling water. 8 oz.
Cranberry is a combination of Virginia-made, organic apple cider vinegar, pressed juice from organic cranberries, and unrefined organic cane sugar. A tart and sweet combination delicious splashed in your bubbly of choice including hard seltzer or hard cider. Or, drizzle over berries and pound cake. Mix with vodka to make shrubbed-up versions of the classic Cosmo or Cape Codder. Also refreshing mixed with gin and soda and garnished with a sprig of mint.
Add to sparkling cider with a twist of lime for an easy booze-free cocktail. Available in 8 or 11 oz.
Ginger contains Virginia-made, unfiltered organic apple cider vinegar, pounds of fresh ginger, and organic cane sugar.
Use in place of ginger beer to give your mule a kick! Add a splash to a cup of hot water for a soothing elixir, or make a spicy ginger ale by mixing with sparkling water. 8 oz.
Grapefruit is a combination of Virginia-made raw, unfiltered, organic apple cider vinegar, pressed organic pink grapefruit and organic cane sugar. It is excellent paired with tequila for a Paloma, shrub-style, or mix with sparkling water and garnish with rosemary for a refreshing soda.
Grapefruit shrub mimosa anyone? A simple twist to the classic brunch cocktail. Garnish with a slice of grapefruit.
Add a splash to beer in place of a traditional squeeze of citrus. 8 oz.
Lime is a combination of Virginia-made, unfiltered organic apple cider vinegar, pressed organic limes, and organic cane sugar.
Drizzle over fish tacos! Delicious in a margarita. Add a splash to any cocktail or beer in place of a traditional squeeze.
Make a zingy limeade! Make a grape limeade – mix with concord grape juice and sparkling water for a thirst-quenching taste of summer. 8 oz.
Salted Honey is made with AR’s Wildflower Honey, Virginia-made organic raw apple cider vinegar and just a touch of Appalachian Mountain sea salt from J.Q.Dickinson Salt-Works. MOTHER shrub's Salted Honey has received accolades from Bon Appetit’s Healthyish blog, the Kitchn blog and even garnered a mention on The Splendid Table podcast.
Mix with gin or vodka, club soda and top with a big squeeze of lemon. Drizzle over pound cake and ice cream with a sprinkle of finishing salt. Or add a shot to a glass of still or sparkling water to quench your thirst after a workout. 8 oz.