FAQs

WHAT IS SHRUB?

The history of Shrub dates back to 18th century, when barrels of smuggled contraband were hidden on the sea bed, to avoid the customs and excise officers. Often salt water would taint the oak casks so the addition of the sweet, citrus shrub cordials would be used to mask the briny aftertaste.

Made from fresh citrus, sugar and spices, our shrub cordials are traditionally partnered with rum but also taste great with soda water.




WHO ARE SEVENSTONES?

Sevenstones was founded by two friends in West Cornwall after a rum-fuelled evening. The name takes inspiration from the treacherous Seven Stones Reef located nearly 15 miles NW of Land's End, Cornwall.




HOW IS YOUR SHRUB MADE?

We carefully source and select local botanicals, herbs, spices and peels that go into each batch of our shrub cordials.

The ingredients are initially steeped in our stainless steel mash-tun before being transferred to the infusion tank and left to mature before being pasteurised, filtered and bottled.

Each batch is currently hand-made in small runs of 200 bottles and stays true to the original recipes taken from books published in the 18th century.




WHAT INGREDIENTS DO YOU USE?

Citrus & Samphire: Water, Unrefined Natural Sugar Cane, Citric Acid, Rock Samphire, Honey, Orange Blossom, Orange Peel, Lemon Peel, Lemon Juice, Cinnamon, Cardamom, Cloves, Nutmeg, Bay, Coriander, Star Anise, Rosehips, Allspice, Fennel, Herbal Extract




ANY ALLERGENS THAT I SHOULD BE AWARE OF?

The Citrus & Samphire shrub cordial contains no allergens.




CALORIES PER SERVING OF SHRUB?

A single serving of shrub cordial (25ml) contains 36 calories.




IS THERE ANY SUGAR OR SWEETENER ADDED?

To keep true to the authentic manufacturing methods we used raw unrefined natural sugar cane as a sweetener in all of our shrub cordials.




DOES SHRUB CONTAIN ANY ALCOHOL?

Our shrub cordials are alcohol-free.




WHAT DO YOU DRINK/MIX SHRUB?

Shrub was traditionally mixed with spirits including genever, brandy and most commonly dark rum. We recommend a 2:1 blend of the spirit of your choice and shrub. It can also be enjoyed as a non-alcoholic refreshment when diluted with water or soda.