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Blackberry Shrub

Blackberry Shrub

Blackberry Shrub is a non-alcoholic mixer made from equal parts fruit, sugar, and vinegar. When mixed with sparkling water, it makes for a tart, tangy, and refreshing beverage!
Prep Time: 3 d
Total Time: 3 d
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: blackberry shrub, vinegar drink, shrub mocktail, blackberry mocktail
Author: Maryanne Cabrera


Blackberry Shrub:

  • 1 cup fresh blackberries
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup apple cider vinegar*

Sparkling Blackberry Shrub:

  • 1 oz blackberry shrub
  • 5 oz sparkling water or club soda, chilled


  • Mash fresh blackberries with sugar. Let sit for 15 minutes to allow fruits to expel juices.
  • Stir in vinegar. Cover and let steep in the fridge for 3 to 5 days, depending on your desired flavor profile. Strain out solids and keep in a jar. Store in the fridge until ready to use. Blackberry shrub syrup keeps in the fridge for a month.
  • Sparkling Blackberry Shrub: Add 1 oz blackberry shrub syrup to a serving glass filled with ice. Top with chilled sparkling water. Stir to combine. Enjoy immediately.


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