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Blackberry Vinegar Shrub Herbal Recipe

Blackberry vinegar Shrub

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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