Blueberry and lavender shrub cocktail

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With Aspall Cyder as our partners for Polo on the Beach, we’ve worked with them to create shrubs using their cyder apple vinegar. Available as cocktails or alcohol-free, shrub drinks make the ultimate thirst quenchers.

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What’s a shrub?

A shrub is a fruit syrup, preserved with vinegar and mixed with water or alcohol to make a tangy, refreshing drink.

Ingredients

Serves one
Lavender syrup
1 tbsp dried lavender
100g caster sugar
100ml water

Blueberry shrub
300g blueberries
100g caster sugar
200ml cyder vinegar

Cocktail
25ml lavender syrup
35ml blueberry shrub
35ml Brochmans gin
50ml Fever Tree Mediterranean tonic

Method

  1. To make the lavender syrup add the dried lavender, sugar and water to a saucepan bring to the boil and boil slowly for a couple of minutes. Thoroughly cool.
  2. To make the blueberry shrub crush the blueberries with the caster sugar and leave for four days. Add the cyder vinegar afterwards.
  3. To create the cocktail add the lavender syrup, blueberry shrub and gin to a cocktail shake and shake with ice. Strain into a glass and top with tonic.

Shaken and served at Polo on the Beach.