I found some incredibly plump, sweet blueberries last week, so I knew those would be my base. Our local lavender farm started its U-pick hours this past weekend and well, berries and lavender are basically a match made in heaven (these Blackberry Lavender Popsicles are one of the best things on earth). So yeah, blueberry lavender shrub syrup it was!
Citadel Aged Gin, a splash of club soda, and a lemon twist (garnished with a sprig of fresh lavender). It also shakes up a flavorful vinaigrette for a grilled chicken and blueberry salad.
You can use fresh or dried culinary grade lavender flowers in this recipe, whichever you can get your hands on.
Blueberry Lavender Shrub Syrup (Drinking Vinegar)
Add this blueberry lavender drinking vinegar to a glass of sparkling water for a refreshing summer drink! Also makes a great signature cocktail.
Prep Time: 5 minutes (+ 4 days unattended)
Cook Time: n/a
Keywords: beverage vegan blueberries lavender sugar vinegar summer
Ingredients (~2 cups)
- 1 cup fresh blueberries
- 1 cup superfine sugar
- 1 tablespoon lavender flowers
- 1 cup white wine vinegar
Combine blueberries, sugar, and lavender in a quart-size jar; use a muddler or wooden spoon to smash and smoosh everything together until the sugar looks like wet sand. Pour in the vinegar, put the lid on, and give it a shake.
Store the jar in the fridge or in a cool, dark spot for 3-4 days, shaking gently every once in a while.
Set a small strainer over another jar and strain the mixture into the clean jar; discard solids.
At this point, the shrub syrup is ready, but you can store in covered in the fridge.
- Stir a couple of tablespoons into a glass of club soda or sparkling water over ice.
- Stir into lemonade or iced tea.
- Stir into sparkling wine or combine with booze to make a signature cocktail.
- Use as a flavor base in a vinaigrette.
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