Spicy Olive Sparkling Shrub


  • 2 cups The Spicy Olive's Sicilian Lemon White Balsamic
  • 1 cup fresh blueberries, crushed
  • 2" sprig fresh thyme, optional
  • 8 cups chilled sparkling water

Cooking Instructions

Step 1: In a one-liter mason jar or container, add the crushed blueberries. Pour the balsamic vinegar over the fruit and allow it to “infuse” for at least one hour or up to four hours under refrigeration.  The longer it sits the more pronounced the flavor of the fruit infusion.

Step 2: Strain then keep refrigerated and tightly covered for up to one month.

Step 3: For Cocktails: To serve, add 1 to 2 tablespoons of the “shrub” (infused drinking vinegar) to 8 ounces of chilled sparkling water, depending on your preference for sweetness.  For an easy cocktail, serve over ice if desired and add in your preferred alcohol.

Tip: Makes between 16 & 32 servings, depending on the amount added to water or cocktails.

Enjoy this fruity, fizzy shrub from our friends at The Spicy Olive!