Blackberry Shrub Recipe

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Jun. 11, 2015

Ah the shrub also known as a drinking vinegar. Dont let the name scare you away - this sweet, sour, fruit infused syrup is refreshing when mixed with soda water and killer when used in cocktails. It takes a little time, but its well worth it.


Blackberries 2 Cup (32 tbs)
Sugar 1 Cup (16 tbs)
Balsamic vinegar 1/4 Cup (4 tbs)



In a 1.5L wide mouth Mason jar, muddle the berries with the sugar. 

Pour in the vinegar and shake.

Let it stand at room temp, for 7 days, shaking daily. 

Strain through a fine sieve, squeezing the fruit to extract as much liquid as possible.

The syrup can be kept in the fridge for 3-4 months.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Easy

Nutrition Facts

Serving size Complete recipe

Calories 951Calories from Fat 12

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 1 g1.5%

Saturated Fat %

Trans Fat 0 g


Sodium 16 mg0.67%

Total Carbohydrates 239 g79.7%

Dietary Fiber 15 g60%

Sugars 222 g

Protein 4 g8%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet