In an old fashioned glass add:
- 4 ice cubes
- 1 1/2 oz vodka
- 2 oz blackberry shrub
- Stir together and top with sparkling water. Garnish with a sprig of fresh rosemary or mint.
To make the blackberry shrub:
- 1/3 c sugar
- 1/4 c water
- 2 c blackberries (frozen are ok)
- 3 oz Blackberry Vinegar
- 1 1/2 oz fresh squeezed lemon juice
Combine sugar and water together in a saucepan and bring to a boil. Add the blackberries, cover and let simmer for 10 minutes. Strain and use a spoon to press out all the blackberry goodness. Use a spatula to collect the paste from the bottom of the strainer. Let cool.
Add vinegar and lemon juice to the blackberry mixture. Refrigerate until ready to mix. Shake well before using.
Makes enough for about 6 drinks.