Try a "NAUGHTY SANTA" from Rhoot Man Beverage Co.

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Sidney Moses Lance

THE NAUGHTY SANTA

Enjoy from: Rhoot Man Beverage Company

MADE WITH: Pumpkin Spice Shrub, dry wine, Diplomático Mantuano Rum 

You’ve got four ounces of a dry wine. In this particular one I used a Pinot Noir. Any wine that’s going bad, you can always repurpose the wine. The life is still in the wine. I recommend anything dry, like a merlot or anything like that. Something fun and something spicy. Then I used the Diplomático Mantuano Rum, it’s a dark sipping rum but it’s delicious. We do an ounce and a half of the rum. Then you can do an ounce of the Pumpkin Spice Shrub. 

All of those fun Fall and Winter spice are the flavor profiles you’ll get with the drink. Cloves, nutmeg, and cinnamon spices. I was thinking about a malt wine because it’s seasonal and then put the spiced shrub with the wine. 


MEET THE RHOOT MAN:

Sidney Moses Lance

I really launched the business in May. Now, I’m in over 30 bars and restaurants and I’m looking at mass production. My good friend told me “sell your shrubs” and that’s how I got started. 

The Scrubs are a vinegar based syrup. I use different types of vinegar to extract flavors from different fruits, vegetables, herbs, and spices. It’s a concentrated mix shrub so you’re going to get the sweetness from the all-natural sugars I use. In some items I use pure cane sugar and brown sugar in other items. I use agave and honey in some items, as well. I have eight different shrubs. The Honey Ginger Shrub is my favorite. 

What you read on the bottle is everything that you’re going to get. The best thing about the product is that it’s non-alcoholic. Even the kids keep the fridge stocked with Shrubs. 

INSTAGRAM: rhootmanco to find his shrubs.

About The Author

Jamie Burton

Jamie Burton is a journalist and music enthusiast, originally from Upstate New York. She graduated from Penn State in Broadcast Journalism. Check her out on Connect's "What are We Doing?" weekly podcast.
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