Nostrum Shrub: Strawberry, Cascara & Ginger


Nostrum Cocktail Shrub: Strawberry, Cascara & Ginger

Nostrum Cocktail Shrub: Grapefruit, Piloncillo & Chipotle

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.

Apparently the coffee bean is actually a seed that grows in a little red fruit. We had no idea until we heard about cascara, the husk of the fruit that’s traditionally dried and consumed as tea in coffee growing regions. Less waste, more taste!

We combined cascara with organic strawberries from our friends at Stehly Farms and added some fresh organic ginger root for spice and depth. It turned out super jammy with a warm, spiced finish.

Amazing with light or dark rum, and barrel aged spirits like whiskey and reposado tequila.

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 White Rum

1/2 oz Nostrum Strawberry, Cascara & Ginger Shrub

3/4 oz Lime Juice

1/4 oz Simple Syrup