The Twisted Shrub story

The Twisted Shrub was born in the basement bar of a Minneapolis restaurant in the summer of 2015.  

My wife and I attended a cocktail class hosted by the great Missy Hughes. At 2:05 p.m. on June 27, 2015, Missy 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.

And here we are.

We handcraft every bottle of The Twisted Shrub from scratch. Our shrubs combine just three all-natural ingredients to create zing-filled mixers for your cocktails and sodas: the tart deliciousness of apple cider vinegar, fresh fruit (local, whenever possible!) and 100% cane sugar. That's it!

Our flavors will change with the seasons. Look for Strawberry Lime, Peach Habanero and Blueberry Lemon in the warmer months and Pineapple Habanero and Apple Ginger when the temperatures drop. The sky's the limit, too. We would love to hear your creative suggestions for exciting new flavor combinations!

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

Bottom line, you deserve more exciting drinks in your life. The Twisted Shrub will make you a Bartending Hero at home!


Scott Dillon, Shrubmaster General