blackberry shrub cocktail

Blackberry-Ginger Shrub Old Fashioned

Take advantage of lingering fresh blackberries to make the shrub, then mix with bourbon and Angostura bitters. Cheers!

Ingredients

  • 2 oz bourbon whiskey
  • 3 dashes Angostura bitters
  • 1/2 oz blackberry ginger shrub
  • Blackberry for garnish

    For the blackberry-ginger shrub:
  • 4 cups fresh blackberries
  • 1-2 tbsp grated fresh ginger
  • 1 cup  organic blackberry balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 cup sugar

Instructions

To make the blackberry-ginger shrub, mix the fresh blackberries, ginger, and sugar in a large bowl. Mash with a spoon to release the juice. Let sit for a day in the refrigerator. Strain the solids and press lightly on the fruits to expel any remaining juice. Mix the juice with the vinegar and whisk to combine. Place the mixture in a mason jar to store. If sugar and vinegar separate, shake well to combine. For the Old Fashioned, add the bitters and shrub to the bottom of an Old Fashioned glass and stir with a bar spoon. Add ice to the glass. Top with bourbon and a dash of club soda. Garnish with a blackberry.


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