It was scratchy. And really, really, really fibrous.
Kidding. Do you know what a shrub is? A blueberry shrub drink, specifically?
I had never heard of such a thing until I was looking though the book, Put ‘Em Up! Fruit.
My blueberry shrub started out with blueberry vinegar.
I made my blueberry vinegar with delicious late season berries from Touchablue Farm.
The first time I tried it I used 3 tablespoons of vinegar and added about a teaspoon of sugar.
The second time, I filled a pint jar with ice cubes, 2 tablespoons of blueberry vinegar, and poured club soda over the top. It seemed better that way, or maybe I just knew what to expect. 🙂
If you’re expecting something similar to blueberry soda you’ll be disappointed.
I know I was. The vinegar flavor is pretty strong.
Reminded me of my high school days when I drank apple cider vinegar to try to lose weight. I remember holding my nose and gulping down tablespoons of the stuff.
Is it as good as an iced coffee? No, but not much can beat that.
These might be kinda good for you.
Better than soda, anyway.
Any suggestions for how to use up my remaining 20 ounces of blueberry vinegar?
Please give me some yummy ideas, otherwise I’m going to feel obligated to keep chugging pints of shrubs.
Maybe I’ll learn to like them. 🙂