Cold Aid & Thirst Quencher
Blackberry Vinegar Shrub is used for feverish colds and as a healthful and unique thirst quencher.
Place berries in a strainer and allow to drip for an entire 24 hours; measure juice and add 1 pound of sugar per each pint of juice.
Place in kettle and boil gently for 5 minutes, removing scum as it appears. Set aside to cool.
Bottle and cap.
To use, combine 1 teaspoon of the vinegar to 1 glass of water to drink.
Alternative Blackberry Vinegar
This Blackberry Vinegar recipe creates a wholesome drink that is easily made and can with advantage have its place in the store cupboard for use in winter, being a fine cordial for a feverish cold.
- Gather the berries on a fine day, stalk them, put into an earthenware vessel and cover with malt vinegar. Let them stand three days to draw out the juice.
- Strain through a sieve, drain thoroughly, leaving them to drip through all day.
- Measure the juice and allow a pound of sugar to each pint. Put into a preserving pan, boil gently for 5 minutes, removing scum as it rises.
- Set aside to cool.
- When cold, bottle and cork well.
A teaspoonful of this, mixed with water will often quench thirst when other beverages fail and makes a delicious drink in fever.
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