Black Pepper Berry Shrub Cocktail

Cool it. With a refreshing shrub cocktail. (A what?)  A shrub: Fruit-and-vinegar syrups added to boozy-based drinks or soda. The taste is complex but the prep is easy. Fill your cocktail shaker with our homemade berry and pepper vinegar, seltzer, sugar and vodka - shake - and get pouring.

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 hrs 30 minutes
  • Chill Time: 1 hr 10 minutes
  • Makes: 1 servings
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All You Need

  • 6 pickled berries from DIY Black Pepper Berry Vinegar
  • 2 tsp (10 mL) DIY Black Pepper Berry Vinegar
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) sugar
  • 1 1/2 oz (45 mL) vodka
  • ½ cup (125 mL) soda water


  1. Muddle the pickled berries, Black Pepper Berry Vinegar and sugar in beverage glass with a muddler or wooden spoon to crush the berries. Add vodka and seltzer water; stir gently.


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