The best way to try as many of the shrub flavors as possible (which you obviously want to do) is to order the test tube flight that comes with five of the current shrub flavors mixed with a liquor of the bartender's choosing. This time, we got blueberry basil, ginger lime, kiwi kale, apple cinnamon, and hibiscus sumac, all with tequila.
The test tubes are brought out in a beaker full of dry ice -- the backbone of the smokey secret. Your server then pours flaming liquor into the beaker, activating the dry ice, and putting on a smoke show that one can only imagine gets more mind blowing with each round of shrub flights you order.
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Sara Norris is a writer, photographer, and science buff whose mind was blown while taking photos for this article.