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Blackberry Shrub with Vanilla and Earl Grey

This Blackberry Shrub with Vanilla and Earl Grey is
surprisingly rich and deep with bursts of vanilla-berry goodness!
Servings 3 cups
Cook Time 26 mins


  • 1 cup Vanilla Bean Sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 and 1/3 cups blackberries
  • 2/3 cups red wine vinegar
  • 4 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons loose leaf Earl Grey tea


  • Add the sugar and the water together in a medium saucepan over medium-low heat. Stir until the sugar is completely dissolved.
  • Add the blackberries and cook for 10 to 15 minutes or until the syrup has become the color of the fruit and the fruit has lost its vibrancy.
  • Add the vinegar and bring the mixture back to a simmer (about 5 to 8 minutes). Turn off the heat and add the tea leaves, letting them steep for 3 minutes.
  • Strain the fruit and the leaves out using a fine-meshed sieve covered with one layer of cheesecloth.
  • Pour into a jar and keep it in the fridge.
Author: Megan Wells
Course: Beverages
Keyword: beverages, quick and easy, shrubs