Pyewacket's Traditional Shrub varieties are Australian made non-alcoholic, sugar free drink flavourers or tonic syrups.
A “shrub” is the old fashioned name for a fruit and herb preserve which is fermented in vinegar. Our shrubs are made of seasonal fruit, herbs, spices, sugar and organic apple cider vinegar that are macerated, fermented and pressed by hand, all without heat. They are concentrated cordials, used to add depth and panache to cocktails and wine spritzers, or to create unique sophisticated sodas. They are also excellent additions to sauces, marinades and dressings.
Sweet, earthy and full of tang- shrubs are also an excellent source of vitamins, probiotics, support your digestion and are naturally low in sugar.
Shrub is taken from the Arabic word “sharab” or “drink”. When they were brought to 15th century England, they were adapted to medicinal tonics in early apothecaries. They were also popular in colonial America where they became additions to cocktails and in the prohibition era they were used in sodas, making elegant and delicious non alcoholic drinks to enjoy in bars.
Pineapple Mint Julep - A mint julep is the drink of the Kentucky derby. Traditionally served in a frozen silver goblet it is bourbon, mint syrup and crushed iced. Ours is a perfect Australian twist and also makes a summer wine spritzer or mixer for vodka or bourbon with muddled mint. House grown fresh mint of 4 varieties gives this blend impact.
Mango Lime Jalepeno - For the lovers of agave spirits- this shrub was designed to be the perfect complement. Mango smoothes the smokey qualities of mezcal. Lime brightens the piquant nature of tequila. Fresh jalapeno for warmth and base. Serve as a margarita soda with a salted rim, or just a splash in a shot of good spirit, sipped.
Cucumber Jamaica - When it's hot do you like to stay cool? Do you like drinks refreshing but not too sweet? Do you like words like crisp, fresh and hydrate? Do you like the colour pink? Do you like gin? Jamaica is spanish for Hibiscus. Named for the infamous Jamaica tea sold on the streets of Mexico- this shrub is all colour and depth. Serve with gin or stand alone.
Blood Orange Turmeric - Strong and of the earth. The heaviest of citrus fortified with the spices of ancient medicine chest. A warriors drink. Dry russian vodka or stand alone. Drink hot or cold.
Purple Rain - A divine and perfectly balanced blend of blueberries, juniper, lavender and beetroot. This isn’t your grandmas lavender. Its the deep rich tones of the crooning lounge singer in a velvet jacket- the one with the strength to hold room and panache to pull it off in style. The whole juiced beetroot and puréed blueberries are subtle and earthy in taste- exquisite in colour. This shrub is floral forward. High in antioxidants. Fermented on raw honey, it is sugar free. Loves gin and vodka.
Rosemary Lemonade - You're not about to fall for any sweet talking. This shrub is all tang and bite and heady aroma. On it's own or a perfect companion with your favourite botanical or citrus gin. Drink hot in the winter to fortify the humors.
Watermelon Basil - The smell of a road side watermelon cart in the south of Italy, where you can buy by the slice in the hot sun. The hills are dry and fragrant herbs are simmering. It's summer time. Spiced rum, vodka, gin or wine spritzers. Versatile and refreshing. A sophisticated soda.
Strawberry Rose - It's a spring garden party at it's elegant best. Champagne spritz or short cake, whatever you're feeling it sweet, pink and floral. Perfect introduction to shrubs for kids or those with a fun-only palette.
Emerald City - All you get is colour power with this shrub. Celery, green apples, fresh house grown mint, and chlorophyll- this shrub harmonizes. The ultimate rehydration after a hot day or work out, or spike with good vodka if you're feeling it.
Apple Pye - Cooling on the windowsill, the gingham curtains fanning out the sweet smell of cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, allspice and clove. Crisp cold-pressed green apples fermented in warming aromatics. Drink hot or cold. Straight or spiked. Rum, vodka or whisky accompany best.
Select from the varieties above by adding your preference to the NOTE on the page WHERE YOU ADD TO CART. Refrigerate when received.