Nostrum Shrub: Blackberry, Cacao Nib & Sage


Nostrum Cocktail Shrub: Blackberry, Cacao Nib & Sage

8 fl oz | 237 mL

Nostrum shrubs provide the base for better cocktails and sodas. A shrub is a tart syrup that serves as a mixer for cocktails and sodas; made with local fruits and herbs, organic apple cider vinegar, and organic cane sugar.

The word "shrub" is derived from an Arabic word for "drink." Shrubs have been enjoyed in the Middle East for thousands of years, and in the New World since the colonial era. They fell out of style thanks to refrigeration and other innovations, but have made a comeback within the modern craft beverage movement.

Nostrum tapped into their darker side with this shrub, pairing the bold flavors of organic blackberries from Stehly Farms with rich organic cacao nibs and earthy sage leaves.

It goes particularly well with aged spirits; especially bourbon, rye whiskey, and dark rum.

Nostrum recommends the following ratios: 

~cocktails: 1/2 ounce to 3/4 ounce Nostrum shrub
~sodas: 1 ounce Nostrum shrub per 6 ounces soda water


2 oz Bourbon

3/4 oz Lemon Juice

1/2 oz Nostrum Blackberry, Cacao Nib & Sage Shrub

1/4 oz Simple Syrup

2 dashes Angostura Bitters

~ Shake all ingredients with ice and strain.