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Blackberry Shrub Recipe
Prep Time
10 mins
Total Time
10 mins
Turn ripe berries into a tangy blackberry shrub with this simple recipe.
Recipe Type: Drinks
Makes: 1 quart
Author: Brooklyn Supper, adapted from A Thought for Food
  • 4 cups blackberries (2 pints fruit)
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 cups apple cider vinegar
  1. In a large 2-quart (or bigger) jar or other vessel with a tight-fitting lid, combine berries and sugar. Use a wooden spoon to mash berries well. Set in fridge for 2 days, checking and swirling fruit, until sugar has dissolved. 

  2. After 2 days and once sugar has dissolved, pour in vinegar, shake and swirl everything together, and set in the fridge another 5 – 10 days. Check mixture each day, and give everything a good stir. As you approach the five day mark, start to taste the mixture – once the vinegar and sweetness have melded and mellowed to your liking, push mixture through a mesh strainer and discard the berries. Pour strained syrup into a clean bottle.
  3. Store in the fridge for up to three weeks.