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Blueberry-Bourbon Shrub

Rated as 5 out of 5 Stars

"This drink starts with a simple shrub--a tart, fruity liquid you make ahead and can also sip straight up or with seltzer."
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4 h 15 m servings 1099
Original recipe yields 1 servings (1 drink)


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  1. Puree blueberries, sugar, and red wine vinegar in a blender. Add peppercorns. Chill shrub, covered, 4 hours to 2 days. Strain.
  2. In a cocktail shaker half-filled with ice, combine 2 fluid ounces blueberry shrub and bourbon. Shake until very cold.
  3. Strain into an ice-filled pint glass. Top with ginger beer. Garnish with additional blueberries or a lime wedge.


  • Editor's Note:
  • Shrub recipe makes 1 2/3 cups, enough for 7 drinks or cocktails. It keeps up to 3 weeks, chilled. Nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of shrub. The actual amount consumed will vary.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 1099 calories; 0.7 257.9 1.7 0 12 Full nutrition

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This has made every hot summer night cool us down. The ginger beer gives it the right bite. I cannot wait for the blueberry truck to reach Wisconsin so I can load up for the rest of summer. Exce...