Frequently Asked Questions

What is shrub?

Shrubs, or drinking vinegars, date back to early America when fruit was preserved with vinegar and sugar and the resulting syrup was mixed with water or spirits to make a refreshing beverage. Derived from the Arabic sharab, meaning beverage, shrubs have been popular around the world for centuries as an alternative to alcoholic drinks.

Where is MOTHER shrub made?

Each batch of MOTHER shrub is hand made and bottled by us at the Cook 'n Nook, a shared commercial kitchen in Goochland, VA.

Why drink shrub?
How soon will you ship my shrub?

MOTHER shrub is a handmade small batch product, and barring any unforeseen circumstances, will ship within 2 business days after order.

What are your shipping policies?

Orders over $75 ship free. For orders totaling less than $75, the customer pays shipping.

What is the shelf life and should my shrub be refrigerated?

MOTHER shrub can be stored, unopened, at room temperature, out of direct sunlight.  
After opening, we suggest refrigerating and using within a year. (Don't worry, you'll drink it before it goes "bad")

Do you ship internationally?
Are shrubs alcoholic?

MOTHER shrub is non-alcoholic and perfect for making delicious non-alcoholic refreshers and sodas with less sugar and more zing than typical soft drinks.

What payments do you accept?

We accept all major credit cards, including VISA, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover through Square, our payment processor.

What is your return policy?

If you are in any way unsatisfied with your purchase, please contact us! You can return any unopened bottles to us for a full refund. Please package the return carefully and label as FRAGILE as we cannot refund bottles broken during return shipment. You are responsible for the return shipping costs. Please send returns to us at MOTHER shrub, 10727 Arsenal Drive, Midlothian, VA  23113.

Where can I buy MOTHER shrub?

Check our FIND page. If you don't see us in your neighborhood and would like to, let us know about your favorite retailer, grocer, or liquor store. We are always looking to grow our distribution!

How can I sell MOTHER shrub?

Contact us on the Wholesale contact form and we'll get back to you shortly!