Though they love pickles at Bittermens Central, they never really understood the allure of the pickleback. they like their pickles and we like our hooch.

Hell, some of them have been known to have a pickled egg or two while drinking – and pickles and beer are a great combination. Just keep the pickles on the plate and the booze in the glass.


Yet, for as much as they may not understand the pickleback, during colonial times, shrubs were extremely common – vinegar-based refreshers, many times combined with alcohol or allowed to ferment so they had a bit of a kick.


Maybe they’re just trying to find a way back to our cocktail roots?


They took an idea of a brine, a shrub and a classic soda and decided to dedicate it to Orchard Street, home of the Lower East Side Tenement Museum.

Funny that something that we made to honor the Eastern European immigrant experience works so damned well with Scandinavian Aquavit!


44% - 146ml

Bittermens Orchard Street Celery Shrub