THE SHRUBS

Calvit’s Shrubs add flavor and intrigue to soft drinks or cocktails.

Mine differ from the fruit-punchy flavor profile of many shrubs, in favor of tart, complex, aromatic flavors.

Each Calvit’s Shrub features two complementary fruits or vegetables, with a little spicy/herbal hit at the end to add interest and deliciousness. 

 

Ginger/Lemongrass
with White Peppercorns

Ginger and lemongrass are a classic, brilliant flavor combo. White pepper, common in Southeast Asian cooking, adds a little spice kick at the finish.

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Beet/Ginger
with Szechuan Peppercorns

Ginger brightens the beet and keeps it from being overly earthy, and Szechuan (also called "Sichuan") pepper adds a nice floral/aromatic thing.

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Tomatillo/Tamarind
with Hibiscus Flowers

Tomatillos are tart and bright and herbal, and the tamarind adds a wonderful deep sour funky tang. The hibiscus brings floral notes and a nice rosy color.

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Thai Basil
with Lime Leaf and Thai Chili

I first had Thai basil served alongside a bowl of phở many years ago, and it completely blew my mind. Kaffir lime is aromatic and fascinating. The chili brings tingle to the finish, without getting “spicy.”

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The "Shrubber's Sampler": because when you've never tasted something before, it's fun to try a lot at one time.

The "Shrubber's Sampler": because when you've never tasted something before, it's fun to try a lot at one time.

 

 

"Shrubber's Sampler"
Gift/Variety Pack

My three most popular flavors in one handy, charming package! It's the host gift of a new generation. Contains: Ginger/Lemongrass • Thai Basil • Beet/Ginger. Rear label includes recipe instructions.

 
 

How To Use

COCKTAIL: Mix 1 oz. of shrub with 1 oz. of your preferred spirit (if you like the taste of liquor at the forefront, use a bit less shrub); add club soda or tonic to taste. A good squeeze of lemon or lime is almost always a fine idea. Feel free to experiment! 

SOFT DRINK: For a delicious, all-natural, hand-made NA refreshment, pour about 1 oz. of shrub into a tall glass with club soda and/or tonic water (about a 1-to-4 ratio) and ice. A squeeze of lime? Sure.