A shrub, or drinking vinegar, is a sugar and vinegar mixture infused with a combination of fruit and herbs. This summery blackberry and lavender version is great when splashed in sparkling water, or use it for cocktails.
- 2 pints blackberries roughly chopped (about 2 cups)
- 1/4 teaspoon dried lavender
- 2 cups sugar
- 2 cups champagne vinegar
In a medium bowl, combine blackberries, lavender and sugar. Cover and refrigerate for 24 hours.
Arrange a fine mesh sieve over a bowl. Strain fruit mixture into the bowl and press to extract all juices. Add vinegar and whisk vigorously. Refrigerate in an airtight container for up to 1 month.
To use, fill a glass with ice and sparkling water, then stir in 1 tablespoon of the shrub; add more to taste.
Per serving: 1 tablespoon, 30 calories (0 from fat), 0g total fat, 0g saturated fat, 0mg cholesterol, 0mg sodium, 7g carbohydrates (0g dietary fiber, 7g sugar), 0g protein.
Note: We've provided special diet and nutritional information for educational purposes. But remember - we're cooks, not doctors! You should follow the advice of your health-care provider. And since product formulations change, check product labels for the most recent ingredient information.
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