A brisk chill creeps into the air, and trees are bedecked with sparkling lights that glitter into the longer nights. We’re entering our favorite season of gathering, celebration, and giving and reciprocity. That’s why we at Shrub Farm HQ decided to get a head start on holiday planning and put together a little gift guide using our Maui Sampler Pack for all the loved ones in your life.
We’re passionate about supporting small, sustainable businesses whenever possible. We find that our shrub tastes best when paired with Pacific Northwest products, so you’ll find local treasures in all of these arrangements.
For Creative Cooks, Veggie Lovers, and Energetic Explorers
Salad. The word, for me at least, conjures up an image of iceberg lettuce drenched in ranch dressing; not the most appetizing thing, especially when I’m craving a satisfying meal and an assortment of veggies to deliver nutrients and flavor in equal measure. That’s where this Harvest Hibiscus Salad comes in. It’s hearty, nourishing, and best of all, uses Northwest ingredients to make a slurpable, versatile dressing that we’re absolutely obsessed with. This is the perfect gift for someone who wants to stay healthy throughout the year and who believes in the power of plant-based eating to stay active and energized even in December (and beyond!).
- 1 Shrub Farm Maui Sampler Pack (for the recommended dressing, we feature the Hibiscus and Orange Shrub)
- 1 bottle of Drizzle Olive Oil (Bellingham, WA)
- Non-perishable winter squash from your favorite local farm
For Home Bartenders, Cool Cats, and Fun-Loving Friends
We all know and love the power of a good whiskey cocktail to keep us warm all winter long. You know what else helps to brighten the dark days? Dreaming of tropical vacations. That’s where this Pineapple Bourbon Sour comes in. Our Pineapple and Sage Shrub is the perfect blend of sweet juicy Hawaiian pineapples and fragrant Washington-grown sage (from Rabbits Field Farm in Mount Vernon, no less). And mixed with Chuckanut Bay Distillery’s self-described “true Bellingham bourbon,” your friends and family (and you, if they feel like sharing!) can be enjoying these delicious and healthy whiskey sours all season long.
- 1 Shrub Farm Maui Sampler Pack (for the recipe, we feature the Pineapple and Sage Shrub)
- 1 bottle Chuckanut Bay Distillery Bourbon (Bellingham, WA)
- Pineapple tumbler
For Innovative Imbibers, Mamas-To-Be, and Sober Sippers
The holidays can be a time to indulge, but they’re a whole lot easier to enjoy with a clear head. For those who don’t drink alcohol, the Miniature Donkey (aka an alcohol-free Moscow Mule) is the way to go - raise a glass and cheers to digestive health, bubbly beverages, and festive gatherings that make the season come alive. This drink has all the zesty goodness of our Ginger and Hawaiian Chili Shrub. Combined with Everett-based Cascade Ice, it makes the ideal refreshment!
- 1 Shrub Farm Maui Sampler Pack (for this recipe, we use the Ginger and Hawaiian Chili Shrub
- 1 can Cascade Ice (Everett, Washington)
- Fun and festive glassware from your favorite local shop
How do you celebrate your friends and family this time of year?