There are two indispensable commitments in everything we do – quality and Montana. We are dedicated to using the highest quality ingredients local Montana farms have to offer, and we are keen on showcasing Montana’s rich natural and agricultural history.
Throughout our entire process, we are dedicated to using quality ingredients. To make our shrubs, we start with whole, specifically sourced fruit. We set ourselves apart from other shrub beverage companies by not using low-quality bulk produce. Overripe and bruised fruit is often used for shrub drinks. But we use fresh, high quality, locally harvested fruit from family-owned farms.
Using that whole, quality fruit, we make a fruit maceration that is blended with raw artisanal Montana knapweed honey to make a syrup. Many shrubs on the market are sweetened with refined or cheap heated and processed honey. Raw honey, like that which we source from Wustner Brothers, is rich in phytonutrients and antioxidants. Our goal is not only to source the highest quality ingredients but to also not interfere with the magic of those ingredients.
Once the fruit and honey are blended into a smooth syrup, we add our vinegar. Once again, many shrub drinks choose to use cheap white vinegar, which has been highly processed. Shivelight carefully selects unfiltered apple cider vinegar which has experienced fermentation. With each choice we make, we ensure that our beverages are the best tasting and the most nutritious there is.
A small amount of water is blended in for balance, but no preservatives or stabilizers are added. All of our flavors are varied with a range of sweetness and tart flavor profiles. We encourage you to try them all to decide on your favorite.