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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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
additional:
4 hrs
total:
4 hrs 15 mins
Servings:
1
Yield:
1 drink
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Ingredients

1
Original recipe yields 1 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Blueberry Shrub:
Cocktail:

Directions

Instructions Checklist
  • Puree blueberries, sugar, and red wine vinegar in a blender. Add peppercorns. Chill shrub, covered, 4 hours to 2 days. Strain.

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  • In a cocktail shaker half-filled with ice, combine 2 fluid ounces blueberry shrub and bourbon. Shake until very cold.

  • 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

1099 calories; protein 1.7g 4% DV; carbohydrates 257.9g 83% DV; fat 0.7g 1% DV; cholesterol 0mg; sodium 5.1mg. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 5 stars
07/10/2018
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. Excellent! Read More
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