Blueberry and Lemon Zest Shrub

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My Paris Market Cookbook

My Paris Market Cookbook

By Emily Dilling

Published 2015

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Shrubs, also known as drinking vinegars, are a great way to preserve summer fruits, especially berries. Soaking blueberries in vinegar results in a sharp syrup that is great in cocktails and nonalcoholic beverages, too!


  • cups (300 grams) fresh blueberries
  • 1 cup (200



Mix together blueberries, sugar, and lemon zest in a sealable jar and store in fridge for at least 24 hours, shaking occasionally. After 24 hours, strain juice off the berries, getting as much liquid as possible. Mix blueberry and lemon juice with apple cider vinegar in a sealable container. Let vinegar mixture sit in the fridge for about 3 days, or until vinegar mellows t