Blueberry and lavender shrub cocktail

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With Aspall Cyder joining us for polo, 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.


The Blueberry and lavender shrub cocktail, one of our favourite creations, will be served at Polo On The Beach and in The Living Space. Keep reading for the full recipe.


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.


Serves one

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

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

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

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.

To make the blueberry shrub crush the blueberries with the caster sugar and leave for four days. Add the cyder vinegar after wards.

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.

Taste it for yourself at Polo on the Beach 19-21 May, or in the Living Space (coming soon).