Enjoy A Shrub Drink Like No Other
Shrub drinks are a delicious, vinegar based drink, long known for their amazing, holistic health benefits. When you open a bottle of a Shivelight shrub, you are celebrating health, flavor and excellence. We source the finest quality ingredients, including organic apple cider vinegar, Montana produce and Montana honey. By keeping our beverages wholesome, we preserve the age old tradition of wellness and taste. Great for cooking, as an alternative to soda, or the best cocktail of your life!
Simple Ingredients, Delicious and Versatile Beverages
Shivelight combines simple ingredients: produce from sustainable, quality farms here in Montana, organic apple cider vinegar and Montana honey. Because we use honey to sweeten our beverages, we offer the highest quality shrub available, both in flavor and health benefits. Shivelight shrubs are an incredible base to an array of drinks: Add bubbly water for a tummy and taste bud pleasing soda (known as drinking vinegar), or add to a stiff drink for an elevated cocktail. Cheers!
What Makes Our Shrubs Unique?
We are committed to sourcing only the highest quality ingredients. We are genuine in our simplicity. Because we source such high quality ingredients, we don’t need to add anything else: no artificial flavors, colors, or preservatives whatsoever. The finest fruit and honey from Montana’s farmers and beekeepers provide the flavor. Organic apple cider vinegar provides the natural preservative, so why add anything weird? Shivelight is simply just an exceptional shrub and drinking vinegar.
What Is A Shrub Drink?
Shrub drinks date back to early European settlements where they were considered medicinal as well the soft drinks of the day. We follow the traditional recipe calling for local fruit, sweetened with a touch of sugar and blended with apple cider vinegar and fresh water. Shivelight uses local honey as our natural sweetener.
The magic of shrub drinks is the addition of apple cider vinegar. Health wise, you are getting a drink that benefits your belly over time, from a holistic (and customer) point of view. Drinking vinegar, particularly apple cider vinegar, is known to holistically encourage a healthy environment in your digestive tract that feeds your entire body. This allows for healthy probiotics to flourish. Flavor wise, you are getting a drink that tastes fruity and sour, balanced by the caramel and vanilla notes of the honey. The versatile flavor of shrubs is a welcome addition in bubbly water or as a fantastic balance to the bitterness of alcohol in an artesian cocktail.
What Our Customers Are Saying
“I took my first nip tonight with vodka. It didn’t disappoint. Awesome alternative to the same old mixers. Loved every sip.”
“Complex and refreshing! Such a perfect healthy alternative to so many sugary beverages and mixers.”
A Tasty Drinking Vinegar Shrub
The secret of our unparalleled quality and taste is our genuine simplicity. We do not need to add any artificial or natural flavors to compensate for low quality ingredients. We honor Montana’s agricultural heritage by showcasing produce from our local, hardworking farmers. Wild huckleberries overlooking pristine mountainscapes. Bold cherries flourishing on the banks of Flathead Lake. Sweet ginger ripening in the warmth of Montana soil and sunshine. Fragrant apples maturing in the fresh air of Montana’s magical Bitterroot Valley. And abundant bees buzzing with joy as they dance with immaculate wildflowers. Shivelight shrubs are more than a perfect balance of tart and sweet. They are a bottle of Montana at its finest.
Cocktail Syrups Vs. Shrubs
Our versatile shrub drinks offer distinct uses. We highly recommend using Shivelight as a cocktail shrub. Always an easy and wholesome mixer, cocktail shrubs are sure to impress. Shivelight’s complex, caramel notes of honey and fresh tartness of the fruit pair with just about any alcohol of choice, creating a refreshing, delicious cocktail.
Cocktail syrups balance the harshness of alcohol with sugar. Flavors are added for variety to the sugar base. Shrubs still use a touch of sugar, but in a nourishing, refreshing proportion. In a shrub cocktail, the alcohol is balanced by the tartness of apple cider vinegar. Overdoing sugar in a cocktail can be quite alright. But for those seeking a drink that tastes balanced and continues to make you feel good the next day, try a shrub cocktail.
It’s easy! Start with your favorite shrub, mix in an equal amount of alcohol, and top with soda water to taste.
Woodstove in a Blizzard
- 1 oz Shivelight Bitterroot Apple and Cinnamon Shrub
- 1.5 oz Your choice of Bourbon, Brandy, or Spiced Rum
- 4 oz of Hot Water
- 1 Lemon wedge
Because this is served hot, it does not need to be shaken. Pour all ingredients into a mug and squeeze a lemon over it. Stir nicely.
Mission Mountain Mojito
- 1oz Shivelight Flathead Cherry or Huckleberry Shrub
- 1.5oz White Rum
- 3 Wedges of Lime
- 4 oz Soda Water
- 6-8 Mint Leaves
In the bottle or a glass, muddle the lemon and mint together. Brim the glass with ice and add the shrub and rum. Top it off with soda and gradually stir. Lime and mint make decorative garnishes.
Our name references the beautiful scene of fractured light through the forest one can observe during mid-day. In Montana, where we are still creating shrubs, there is an abundance of trees and light, and the breathtaking shivelight they together produce. We started with a vision to recreate this optic inspiration as a drinking experience. By meticulously mixing the abundant agriculture provided by our pristine landscape into a pure shrub beverage, we hope that you too can enjoy the wild and delicious flavors of nature, stimulating more than your taste buds, but the peace and well being nature gifts us.
At Shivelight, we are confident that our shrubs are world class quality. Our time-tested method and thoughtfully sourced recipes are something that will never change. We invite you to take part in our story, experiencing the difference in our quality as you are then transported to an enchanted forest where the light beams through the trees and warms your heart for years to come!
At Shivelight, we feature many flavors of shrubs which take you on an agricultural and tasting adventure. Our first is the Ginger Honey shrub. We source our ginger from a special natural hot spring that gives the perfect conditions for growing heavenly ginger. Immediately after harvest, we press the raw ginger and then combine it with Montana knapweed honey and organic apple cider vinegar. After the right amount of water is added, it is mixed thoroughly and is ready to consume, simple as that.
The Huckleberry shrub is our best selling shrub. It’s unique and tart, showcasing freshly squeezed huckleberries sourced from the Rocky Mountains. A huckleberry is like a blueberry but more tart. It is only found wild, and highly treasured in the Pacific Northwest. Huckleberries are macerated and then combined with raw honey, vinegar, and water to create an amazing option for berry lovers everywhere!
Our delicious Flathead Cherry shrub is made from cherries harvested from the shores of Flathead Lake which is the largest body of freshwater west of the Mississippi. These cherries have garnered fame and notoriety as some of the best in the world! After harvest, the cherries are then combined with the same process resulting in that distinct cherry flavor many adore.
Last, but not least, we have the Bitterroot Apple & Cinnamon shrub containing apples sourced from the base of a mountain where the Lewis and Clarke expedition took place. There’s nothing like knowing you’re sipping on fruit harvested from a historic location, and this fact makes it incredibly special. The Bitterroot apples are finely shredded and then combined with the drinking vinegar and a pinch of cinnamon resulting in a distinct and classic apple flavor.
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