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The Twisted Shrub story

The Twisted Shrub was born in the basement bar of a Minneapolis restaurant in the summer of 2015 when my wife and I attended a cocktail class at Parlour Bar in the North Loop of downtown Minneapolis. 

At 2:05 p.m. on June 27, 2015, our bartender extraordinaire announced these five simple words that launched our journey: "Today's cocktail theme is shrubs!"

Prior to that highly prophetic utterance, we had never heard of shrubs used to make drinks.  A few cocktails later, we were hooked.

We spent the next two weeks experimenting with hundreds of shrub recipes by combining real fruit with different vinegar and sugar combinations. We finally settled on our favorite six flavors that find the perfect balance of tart and sweet for ALL your drinks! 

Today, every bottle of The Twisted Shrub is handcrafted in our own production space in Northeast Minneapolis. We use just THREE simple, all-natural ingredients to create zing-filled mixers for your cocktails and sodas: the tart, gut-healthy deliciousness of apple cider vinegar (always!), real fruit and 100% cane sugar. That's it. No additives, preservatives or concentrates....ever!

Our year-round shrub flavors are Strawberry Lime, Pineapple Habanero, Blueberry Lemon, and Apple Ginger. Look for two amazing seasonal shrubs, too: Peach Habanero in the summer and Cranberry Clementine in the cooler months! 

We have always loved craft cocktails and drinks but, until now, lacked the confidence to make them at home. You, too, can now create complex, interesting and delicious cocktails, mocktails and better-for-you sodas from the comforts of your own home. No muddling or infusing!

Bottom line, you deserve more exciting drinks in your life. The Twisted Shrub will make all your drinks ZING! 


Scott Dillon, Shrubmaster General