As long as humans have been making alcohol they have been making vinegar. Alcohol exposed to the air naturally turns into vinegar. The Babylonians, in 5000 BC, were using date palm fruit to make both wine and vinegar. In Egypt, urns from 3000 BC also contained vinegar and there are written accounts of vinegar from China around 1200 BC.
Using Organic Apple Cider Vinegar to preserve seasonal fruits, berries, herbs and vegetables, many households made delicious shrubs from that vinegar, mixed with water, and often alcohol to create seasonal, local, organic drinks.
False Ox Botanical Shrubs taste delicious and fresh, using this age old technique to create modern drinks with the health benefits of Organic Apple Cider Vinegar.
Our shrubs are made to be both tart and sweet to create a balanced and refreshing drink. Mixed with mineral water to make a fantastically thirst quenching beverage, or mixed with our favourite spirits to create amazing and innovative cocktails.
Switchel is a natural hydrating drink made from Organic Apple Cider Vinegar, Ginger, and Organic Cane Sugar.
The version of Switchel found in Colonial era North America most likely originated in the Caribbean and soon became a common drink in fields, farms, taverns, and households. Historically referred to as Haymaker's Punch, Swizzle, or Switzel, Switchel is a healthy and delicious, natural hydrating drink. Not only was it a non-alcoholic drink that wouldn’t make you ill, it's seen as a delicious and medicinal beverage enjoyed by everyone.
Used as a hydrator by day and topped up with alcohol in the evenings, Switchel has always been a delicious, nutritious, versatile drink.
Today, our False Ox Switchels are a natural way to stay hydrated, boost your immune system, and promote gut health. They also happen to be very tasty and make a wide variety of unique cocktails. A delicious and healthy alternative to artificial hydrating beverages.
Available in 12 oz bottles!
Original Switchel balances the tanginess of Organic Apple Cider Vinegar, the fresh spiciness of Ginger, and the sweetness of Organic Cane Sugar. Natural electrolytes make our Original Switchel a perfect natural workout drink. Also makes a great cocktail!
Juniper Switchel is made with Organic Apple Cider Vinegar, Ginger, Organic Cane Sugar, and balanced with unique flavour of Juniper, this Switchel is very tasty and refreshing. This healthy alternative to artificial hydrating beverages is also an amazing mixer for cocktails.
Blackstrap Molasses Switchel is an homage to early versions of Switchel originating in the Caribbean, where Blackstrap Molasses was used as a sweetener. False Ox Blackstrap Molasses Switchel balances the distinct taste of blackstrap molasses with Ginger, and tanginess of Organic Apple Cider Vinegar. Try it in a Dark and Stormy!
Unsweetened Switchel is a natural thirst quencher with zero sugar. Our finely crafted spice blend lends some sweetness to balance the Organic Apple Cider Vinegar and GInger. Finally a full flavoured hydrating beverage with no sugar! None!
Rosedale's Finest Specialty Foods
408 Summerhill Ave
The Big Carrot
348 Danforth Ave
REDS Midtown Tavern (Beet Margarita with our Beet Ginger Shrub!)
382 Yonge St #6
REDS Wine Tavern (Beet Margarita with our Beet Ginger Shrub!)
77 Adelaide St W
Moberly Natural Foods
2044 Danforth Ave
Cabbagetown Organics (Switchels only)
499 Parliament St, Toronto
1/2 oz. Cocktail Emporium (Shrubs only)
20 Kensington Ave, Toronto,
Fresh From The Farm (Switchels only)
350 Donlands Ave, Toronto
Harvest Wagon (Shrubs and Switchels!)
1103 Yonge Street, Toronto
Lennie's Whole Foods Cabbagetown (Switchels only)
489 Parliament St, Toronto
Little Nature's Market (Switchels only)
380 Bloor St W, Toronto
Muddy York Brewing Co. (Shrubs only)
22 Cranfield Rd, East York,
McEwan (Shrubs and Switchels!)
Don Mills Location
38 Karl Fraser Rd, Toronto
McEwan TD Centre PATH Location (Shrubs and Switchels!)
66 Wellington, Toronto
Old’s Cool General Store
250 Westlake Ave, East York
Schmaltz Appetizing (2 locations; Switchels only)
224 Ossington Ave, Toronto
414 Dupont St, Toronto
The Sweet Potato (Switchels Only)
108 Vine Ave, Toronto
Victoria’s Whole Food Store (Switchels Only)
1450 Gerrard Street East, Toronto
Brew North (Shrubs only)
1578 Queen St E, Toronto
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Phone - 647-290-5606
1 oz False Ox Beet and Ginger Shrub
1 ½ oz London Dry Gin
3 oz mineral water
1 to 2 pieces candied ginger
1 lime slice
1 oz False Ox Strawberry Mint Shrub
1 oz Spiced rum
1 dash of Tangerine Clove Bitters
3 oz mineral water
1 mint sprig
1 lime slice