nostrum [n.] : a medicine, especially one considered not effective, prepared by an unqualified person.
shrub [n.] : a tart syrup for cocktails and sodas; made with local fruits and herbs, organic apple cider vinegar, and organic cane sugar.
the word "shrub" is derived from an Arabic word for "drink." shrubs have been enjoyed in the Middle East for thousands of years, and in the New World since the colonial era. they fell out of style with the advent of refrigeration, but are starting to make a comeback in the modern craft beverage movement.
nostrum shrubs are fruity, herbaceous, sweet, and tart. used in small amounts, they provide a depth of flavor and color unlike any other commercial syrup or mixer. thanks to san diego's mild climate and amazing selection of farms, we are able to produce them year round using the best local and organic produce.
visit our online shop to learn more about our products. you don't have to buy anything, but we would be pretty stoked if you did.