Blueberry Mint Shrub: Pink Summer Cocktails

Blueberry Mint Shrub: Pink Summer Cocktails
Blueberry Mint Shrub: Pink Summer Cocktails
Blueberry Mint Shrub Cocktail

Drinking vinegars, known as shrubs, can make pretty and delicious summer sunset cocktails.

Add a splash of shrub to your standard vodka tonic to make the typical sublime.

 

Great as summer party hostess gifts too- who wouldn't love heavenly bottles of elixir?

2
Servings
1051
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 2 Cups crushed blueberries
  • 2 Cups white sugar
  • 3 sprigs of fresh mint
  • 1 Cup cider vinegar

Directions

To make the shrub: combine the crushed fruit, sugar and mint in a bowl, cover and let macerate on the counter for at least 24 hours.

Strain syrup through a sieve, pressing on the solids to extract all the juice, and discard the solids.

Stir in the vinegar and bottle.

May be stored at room temperature, but I store mine in the fridge.

 

Bluberry Mint Cocktail:

{serves one}

 

Over ice combine:

3T gin

2T blueberry mint shrub

1T simple syrup

top off glass with sparkling water and garnish with sprig of mint

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
55g
79%
Sugar
15g
17%
Saturated Fat
19g
79%
Carbohydrate, by difference
161g
100%
Protein
10g
22%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
64mg
85%
Calcium, Ca
75mg
8%
Fiber, total dietary
32g
100%
Folate, total
108µg
27%
Iron, Fe
6mg
33%
Magnesium, Mg
19mg
6%
Niacin
4mg
29%
Phosphorus, P
178mg
25%
Sodium, Na
463mg
31%
Water
95g
4%
Zinc, Zn
1mg
13%

Blueberry Shopping Tip

Buying fruits in season when they are at the peak of their freshness make for great tasting food and can save you money.

Blueberry Cooking Tip

Don’t throw out your overripe fruit – instead blend into a smoothie or salad dressing, add to muffin batter, bake into a cobbler, or boil down with sugar and a little lemon juice to make jam.