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Apple, Rosemary, and Flowers Shrub

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Our Apple, Rosemary, and Flowers Shrub combines the sweet, crisp brightness of apples with the woodsy robustness of rosemary, and the subtle floral essence and gorgeous hue of hibiscus and rose. The combination is nuanced and unexpected.

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Our Apple, Rosemary, and Flowers Shrub combines the sweet, crisp brightness of apples with the woodsy robustness of rosemary, and the subtle floral essence and gorgeous hue of hibiscus and rose. The combination is nuanced and unexpected.

Urban Pharm Shrubs are versatile and fun-loving. They can be used as a beverage enhancer—think teas, cocktails, mocktails— and anywhere a vinegar might go. Straight up they are a kinder, gentler take on the apple cider vinegar shot. Play around to your liking.

Each little bottle has about 15 servings and each big bottle has about 25 servings, depending on how vinegar-forward you want to be.

We have adorable gift boxes for each size. Note that boxes are sent unassembled (so not recommended if you're sending directly to a gift recipient). You can add to your order at check out!

What’s in there and why it is “good for you”

Raw apple cider vinegar: Apple cider vinegar is a tried & true health aid. Thanks to acetic acid and loads of friendly bacteria, apple cider vinegar supports digestion, lowers blood sugar, and improves insulin sensitivity.

Raw honey: Honey is sweet and delicious, as well as rich in antioxidants. Although the body processes honey as it does cane sugar (raising blood sugar levels), the composition of honey actually improves blood sugar regulation.

Apple: Delicious and nutritious, apples are loaded with vitamin C and polyphenols, both of which promote immunity and reduce inflammation.

Rosemary: The taste of rosemary is woodsy, piney, and consistent (whether fresh, stewed, steeped, or cooked, rosemary’s flavor holds true). Rich in antioxidants and anti-inflammatory compounds, rosemary wards off cancer, high blood pressure, and brain fog.

Hibiscus: Hibiscus contains heaps of vitamin C which boosts immunity and promotes tissue growth and repair. The flavor is fruity and tart with a vibrant and deep purply-pink color.

Rose: Beautiful and delicate, rose petals contain antioxidants that reduce the risk of heart disease, diabetes, obesity, and cognitive decline.

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Recipes

Urban Pharm Shrub Spritzer
🥂 Fill a glass with ice
🥂 Add 1/2 tablespoon of Urban Pharm Shrub (flavor of your choice)
🥂 Top with sparkling water or sparkling wine
🥂 Stir and garnish with fresh mint

Play with the ratio of shrub to water and see what works for you. Try swapping out water, sparkling or still, for coconut water for extra hydration. Experiment with first thing in the morning, pre- or post-meal, or during that mid-afternoon lull and see how a shot of shrub feels. Get creative with your garnish. Try rosemary or thyme for a more savory vibe; lemon verbena, lavender, or basil to explore the sweet lane.

Shegroni
Ingredients
🍎 2 ounces gin (we love Bully Boy)
🍎 1 ounce Campari
🍎 Half an ounce sweet vermouth
🍎 Half an ounce Urban Pharm Apple, Rosemary, and Flowers Shrub
A sprig of rosemary

Steps
🍎 Fill a wine glass with ice
🍎 Add the gin, Campari, sweet vermouth, and shrub
🍎 Stir until chilled
🍎 Garnish with a sprig of rosemary

Make another for a friend and enjoy together

Product FAQs

What is the shelf life?

The shelf life of Urban Pharm Shrub is 12 months, though in fact it is good for longer. After 12 months, the flavors might change and the colors will not be as vibrant.

How long will it last once open?

Urban Pharm shrubs are very stable thanks to that delicious apple cider vinegar. Before opening, they can live in your pantry for at least a year. We recommend refrigerating after opening and enjoying within a year for maximum flavor and color.

Does shrub need to be refrigerated?

Urban Pharm shrubs are shelf stable, which means they do not have to be refrigerated. We do recommend that they go in the fridge after opening to better preserve taste and color.

Does shrub contain alcohol?

No, Urban Pharm Shrub does not contain alcohol.

Does shrub contain sugar?

Yes, Urban Pharm Shrub does contain sugar in the form of raw organic honey. Honey is more nutritious and flavorful than cane sugar, as well as less processed. Our shrubs also contain fructose from the fruit.

Does shrub contain caffeine?

No, the ingredients in Urban Pharm shrubs are naturally caffeine-free.

What is the difference between shrub and kombucha?

Urban Pharm Shrub is a drinking vinegar. It is made by combining vinegar and honey with fruits and botanicals. The combination ferments for several days to a week. Shrubs are both tart and sweet. Kombucha is fermented tea. It is made by combining a black or green tea with cane sugar and a SCOBY (symbiotic colony of bacteria and yeast). The combination ferments for seven to 10 days. Kombucha is a fizzy caffeinated (and slightly alcoholic) beverage that can be flavored fruits and herbs for flavor.

What are the health benefits of apple cider vinegar?

Apple cider vinegar is a tried-&-true health aid. For thousands of years, it has been used in both the kitchen and the medicine cabinet. Benefits include:

● Digestion improvement (the acidity of the vinegar restores stomach acidity and helps with enzyme release, both of which promote healthy digestion)
● Blood sugar balance and weight loss promotion (courtesy of the acetic acid, created by the fermented sugar in the apples)
● Energy booster (due to its amino acid, potassium, and enzyme content, it acts as a natural electrolyte solution and curbs the buildup of lactic acid)
● Clears congestion (the potassium and acetic acid can thin mucus to help clear your sinuses)

What is your shipping policy? Do you ship internationally?

Please allow 3-5 days for handling. Currently, we only ship in the continental United States. This will hopefully change soon, so please check back with us.

What is your return policy?

If product is damaged, please reach out to us within 2-days of receiving your order. We will orchestrate a refund.

Where can I find you locally?

We currently sell direct-to-consumer so we are not sold at local shops. You can find us at various Boston-area farmers markets throughout the year. Check out the Events tab on our site and follow us on Instagram for the most up-to-date info.

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