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Blackberry Shrub Cocktail

The Blackberry Royal is champagne cocktail flavored with a Blackberry Shrub well infused and full of flavor. Makes the most delicious, alcoholic drink when mixed with gin and lots of ice.

Blackberry Shrub Cocktail

A refreshing take on Gordon's Gin distilled with juicy and zesty lemons
Prep Time10 mins
Refrigerate3 d
Total Time3 d 10 mins
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Blackberry Shrub Cocktail, Boozy Drinks, Cocktails, Gin Cocktail, Gordon’s Gin, Purple Drink
Servings: 1


  • Cocktail Shaker
  • Ice
  • Saucepan
  • Shaker
  • Sieve


  • 100 ml. Gordon's® London Dry Gin
  • 500 gm. Blackberries
  • 1 tsp. Lavender
  • 265 g. Caster Sugar
  • 200 ml. Raw Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 75 ml. Tonic Water
  • 4 pcs. Blackberries
  • 1 Sprig(s)Lavender


  • Gently wash the blackberries and place into a large clean jar and add the caster sugar and lavender.
  • Secure a muslin square/cover over the opening of the jar. Place into the fridge and gently rock/shake daily for about 2-3 days until the sugar has dissolved.
  • Once the fruit has macerated for a few days place in a pan with the vinegar and gently bring to a very light simmer on a med/low heat for about 5 minutes, softening the fruit.
  • Cool the mixture to room temperature then strain through sieve into a jug, pushing it through with the back of a spoon.
  • Sieve the collected liquid again, this time using a piece of muslin over the sieve, to get a finer shrub.
  • Pour 100ml of shrub into a bottle, seal, label and store in the fridge.
    Keeps in the fridge for up to 4 months.
  • In a shaker add the Gordon’s gin, blackberry & lavender shrub, lemon juice and ice. Shake for at least 1 minute.
  • Strain into 2 tall tumbler glasses filled with ice and top with tonic water.
  • Garnish with blackberries and a sprig of lavender.

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Written by Lisa Yarde

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