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Balsamic Shrub Cocktail

PC Organics Balsamic Vinegar Of Modena

Balsamic Shrub Cocktail

A shrub is a cocktail that was popular in the British colonies of 1700s America, made by mixing a v...

A shrub is a cocktail that was popular in the British colonies of 1700s America, made by mixing a vinegared syrup with alcohol and plain or carbonated water. Berries, basil and balsamic vinegar give it a refreshing reboot.

  • Level: Intermediate
  • Preparation: 10 mins
  • Ready in: 5 mins
  • Serves: 5
  • Dish Type: Vegetarian, Canadian, American, Italian
  • Season: Fall
  • Course: Beverage
  • Main Ingredient: Balsamic Vinegar
  • Calories

    90 cal

  • Total Fat

    0 g

  • Sodium

    70 mg

  • Total Carbohydrate

    13 g

  • Dietary Fiber

    1 g

  • Protein

    0.4 g

Balsamic Shrub Cocktail

PC Organics Balsamic Vinegar Of Modena

  • Calories

    90 cal

  • Total Fat

    0 g

  • Sodium

    70 mg

  • Total Carbohydrate

    13 g

  • Dietary Fiber

    1 g

  • Protein

    0.4 g

How to make

Ingredients

  • 1 cup (250 mL)

    Granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL)

    Each fresh blackberries and blueberries
  • 1/3 cup (75 mL)

    Gin
  • 1/4 cup (50 mL)

    PC®Organics Balsamic Vinegar of Modena
  • 4

    Large fresh basil leaves
  • Pinch

    Salt
  • 3-1/2 cups (875 mL)

    Ice cubes
  • 2 cups (500 mL)

    Carbonated mineral water

How to make

  • Step 1

    Combine sugar and 1 cup (250 mL) water in small saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat; boil for about 1 minute or until sugar is completely dissolved. Remove from heat; pour into glass bowl. Place bowl on top of another ice-filled bowl to cool.

  • Step 2

    Place blackberries and blueberries in pitcher. Using wooden spoon, muddle together until most of berries are mashed. Stir in gin, vinegar, 1/3 cup (75 mL) cooled sugar syrup, basil leaves and salt. Stir in ice then mineral water.

  • Step 3

    Pour into chilled glasses to serve, spooning in macerated berries. Garnish with additional basil leaves, if desired.

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