Texas Grapefruit Shrub
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A classic cocktail ingredient, re-imagined.
Shrubs are tart syrups made from fruit, sugar and vinegar, and date back to colonial times when they were used as a method of preserving fresh fruits. Their perfect balance of sweet and sour make them a favorite ingredient in today's craft cocktail revolution.Austin based Liber & Co. has created quite the stir (pun intended) with their Texas Grapefruit Shrub, a combination of South Texas Rio Star grapefruits, coconut vinegar, cane sugar and a hint of allspice. The shrub is sweet and tart, with the zesty grapefruit flavor backed by the subtle allspice note.
Formed by three native Texans, Liber & Co thrives on the notion of customers using their premium quality cocktail mixers to create unique expressions of themselves and their tastes, shaking up concoctions that are entirely new.
Liber, meaning "the free one," was the Roman god of fine drinks and good times, and the brand name reflects trio Robert Higginbotham, Adam Higginbotham, and Chris Harrison's mutual love of food and beverage. Seeing that microbrews and wines had appreciated the adult beverage limelight, but finding a derth of cocktail mixers that began with thoughtfully sourced raw fruits and vegetables (versus high fructose corn syrup), Liber & Co.'s founders decided in 2011 to fill the void.
Today, Liber equips home bartenders with the cocktail mixers they need to replicate drinks at the best bars in the world. The Savory Pantry proudly stocks Liber & Co.'s Spiced Tonic, Fiery Ginger, Tropical Passion Fruit, Classic Gum, and Almond Orgeat Syrups, as well as their Texas Grapefruit Shrub. Read more about their story on our Taste.Savor.Share Blog, and see our blog archives to serve The Savory Pantry's Fiery Rasperback Cocktail (featuring their Fiery Ginger Syrup).
Any way you pour it, Liber & Co brings incredible, original taste to your glass! To learn more about Liber, visit our Taste.Savor.Share Blog.