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What is a Shrub?

A shrub is the fruit that bites back!

More on Shrubs


Shrubs have a rich history a rich history throughout the ages, and can be traced back to Babylonian times as an

additive to make drinking water safe. The word “shrub” is derived from the Arabic word sharāb,

to drink. Beyond the Middle East, shrubs appeared in Medieval Europe as a medicinal elixir,

and were revived in 17th and 18th century England to mask the flavor of smuggled spirits and prevent scurvy.

Shrubs became popular in America during the Colonial Era as a way to preserve fruit,

and were also the basis for alcoholic punches enjoyed by high society.

Recently, shrubs have enjoyed renewed status with a role in the craft cocktail movement.

Vinegar-based drinks appear in many different cultures- Korean, Indian, Ukrainian, Armenian – which

we have discovered in conversations with friends (over cocktails, of course!). We love that this

beverage spans across time, geography and a shared appreciation by all.

Our Mission


Integral to the long term values and success of pikklepuss:



Social Connection and Community

Have Fun!

Encourage Curiosity


What if I don’t need all of the tools included in the box?

We know, sometimes you have all the right tools. Because you’re an aficionado and bona fide food mechanic and for that we applaud you. Fun fact - pikklepuss tools also make a great gift! For that special someone in your life who could use a little love. Or a citrus squeezer.

Why no alcohol?

When vetting our proof of concept, we found most potential customers had their favorite spirits on hand. So, we decided to leave the airplane sized bottles for our travel companions.

How can I buy more mixer?

Click here to shop our Mix & Match mixers. Keep in mind our mixers are seasonal, so stock up on the ones you love!