This sweet tart Blackberry Shrub is a great addition to a mocktail with club soda or a cocktail.
If you like the sweet tart flavor of kombucha, I think you will like this sweet and tart fruity shrub. It's great served with club soda or added to a cocktail.
I have been adding mine to homemade kombucha.
If you need to use up some fruit, a shrub is the way to go. They last for months in the fridge, so you can enjoy them in your own time frame.
This shrub has blackberries, but you could use any berries you wish. Another shrub recipe to try is my Homemade Cherry Shrub recipe.
What is a Shrub?
A shrub is a concentrated syrup that is made with a combination of fruit, sugar, and vinegar. The syrup can be added to mixed drinks or club soda.
- Blackberries: I used fresh berries. You could use either fresh or frozen.
- Sugar: I used white sugar because that's a key ingredient in a shrub.
- Vinegar: I used red wine vinegar but you could also use rice vinegar or apple cider vinegar.
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Step 1: Smush blackberries with sugar in a medium bowl. Let it sit 24 hours. You can let it sit up to 3 days.
Step 2: Strain and add vinegar. Whisk until the sugar is dissolved.
Store in a clean jar. Use right away, or wait a week or two and the flavors will meld together and mellow more.
How to Use Shrub
Mix a tablespoon to a few tablespoonfuls of this blackberry shrub with club soda or mixed with your favorite liquor. You can also add it to homemade kombucha.
This cold processed shrub will last for about 6 months in an air tight container in the fridge.
- Mash blackberries with sugar. Let sit 24 hours in the fridge. You can let it sit up to 3 days.
- Strain the blackberry mixture. Add red wine vinegar. Whisk to combine until sugar is dissolved. Pour into a jar and store in the fridge.
*Note: Nutrition information should be considered an estimate only. Different nutrition calculators give you different results.