Why Shrub?

"Over the past few years Madison has enjoyed a surge in artisanal beer breweries and liquor distilleries. There's been big growth in artisanal nonalcoholic beverages as well. 

Mad Maiden Shrub is the newest beverage to hit the Madison market. Janet Chen started making a "shrub," or drinking vinegar, focusing on its health aspects. Chen sources apples for her base vinegar from Turkey Ridge Organic Orchard in Gays Mills and buys honey from Gentle Breeze in Mount Horeb.

Shrubs have been linked to the national cocktail boom. A syrupy mixture of macerated fruit and vinegar, shrubs were a kind of precursor to modern-day sodas and were popular in colonial times. Just add spirits and carbonated water, and you had a fine cocktail.

Today such drinking vinegars are still employed for their valuable digestive properties. It's thought that they help with losing weight and remedying fatigue, and they are consumed daily by many across Asia."

 - Andre Darlington for Isthmus, JANUARY 16, 2014

How Do I Order Online?


Mad Maiden Shrub sells online via Amazon. You can get to our AMAZON product pages through our Shop here on this site.   


If you live in Madison, you can purchase at two fine LOCAL VENDOR DELIVERY SERVICES:                                                 

• Wisconsin Creator's Collective    https://wiscomakersonline.square.site/ 

• Christine's Kitchens https://www.christines-kitchens.com/

If you live in Milwaukee, you can purchase at Christine's Kitchens SISTER DELIVERY SERVICE:

• Live Local Milwaukee https://www.livelocalmilwaukee.com

What Retail Stores Do You Sell In?

Available in Wisconsin, Illinois, and Minnesota area stores. Buy local. Support farmers and your local co-op!


Willy Street Coop

Regent Street Market

Hyvee – Whitney Way and Fitchburg


Orange Tree Imports

Good Day Shop - Monroe St

Metcalfe’s Market – West and Hilldale

Whole foods - Madison



Whole Foods – Milwaukee


Whole Foods – Gold Coast


Ferndale Market

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