Anchor Distilling

Anchor Distilling

Shrub & Co.

Berkeley, California

Brand Story

In 2010, Deborah Marksey and Juan Garcia were living in Atlanta, where cocktail was becoming more exciting. While reading page 63 of Jerry Thomas' The Classic Guide to Cocktails, they saw a mention of shrubs and became intrigued. They began researching and experimenting in their own kitchen. After receiving rave reviews for the products they created and encouragement from influential bartenders, Deborah and Juan launched Shrub & Co. They have spent the past few years expanding the company into what it is today, the largest shrub company in the United States. Now, Shrub & Co. offers eight products with four available all year-round.

What is a Shrub?

"The tangy elixir, which dates to 15th-century England, originated as a means of preserving fruit, long before there was refrigeration. Recently, clever mixologists have sparked a renewed interest in the liquid because of the unparalleled dimension it adds to cocktails" - The Chicago Tribune

Shrub & Co.'s Products
  • Deliver fruit-forward flavor that brings a balance of sweet and tart or savory to cocktails; also enjoyed as a non-alcoholic refresher with sparkling water
  • Provides an alternative acid for cocktails through vinegar; which works much like citrus in cocktails
  • Provides bartenders and consumers with year-round access to flavors including Spicy Ginger, Blood Orange, Red Grapefruit and Yucatán Honey

Products:

Blood Orange Shrub
Blood Orange Shrub
  • Made from four simple, certified organic ingredients including California-grown organic blood oranges
  • Designed to taste like freshly squeezed blood oranges, this modifier has a tart bite with a sweet finish
  • Plays well with Pisco, Gin, Tequila, Mezcal and Vodka; excellent in sours
  • Non-alcoholic modifier
Red Grapefruit Shrub
Red Grapefruit Shrub
  • Made from four simple, certified organic ingredients including grapefruits
  • Designed to taste like fresh grapefruit, this modifier is a smooth balance between sweet and sour
  • Taste includes a pleasing hint of the pith for complexity
  • Excellent with Rum for a Hemingway Daiquiris, Tequila or Mezcal for Paloma-esque concoctions; as well Gin, Whiskey and even Beer (Radlers)
  • Non-alcoholic modifier
Spicy Ginger Shrub
Spicy Ginger Shrub
  • Made from five simple, non-GMO ingredients including ginger juice
  • Designed to taste like fresh-pressed ginger, this modifier is bold and clean with pure fresh-pressed ginger spice and brightness
  • Not overly sweet or artificial like some ginger modifiers
  • Plays well with all base spirits from vodka, gin, whiskey and agave spirits; perfect in classic cocktails like Moscow mules and Penicillins
  • Non-alcoholic modifier
Yucatán Honey Shrub
Yucatán Honey Shrub
  • Made from four simple, certified organic ingredients including honey from Mexico's Yucatán Peninsula
  • Designed to taste like fresh honey, this modifier is 44% honey
  • Excellent for classic cocktails that call for honey like the Bee's Knees (Gin), Penicillin (single malt) or Gold Rush (Bourbon). Plays well with Tequila and Mezcal as well
  • Non-alcoholic modifier