Ah Scrub’s, those old fashion vinegar based drinks. In a time before fridges and pop, there was the Scrub.
What is a Scrub Drink? It’s a mix of either Fruit or Herb Juice that is mixed with both sweetness and the bit of an acid. It is easy to take this drink and punch it up with a bit of vodka if you want to serve it as a fancy Christmas drink 🙂
The mix between fruit and sugar can be as equal are 50-50 or it can be as low as 75% fruit with 25% sugar and that finished fruit or herb syrup is blended at 2/3rd fruit syrup to 1/3rd of a vinegar.
Now you can use a touch less vinegar to start with if you find it a touch much, but you want to create a mix of sweet and sour to the drink.
Blueberry Scrub Recipe
- 2 cups of frozen blueberries
- 1/2 cup of sugar
- 1/2 cup of red wine vinegar
I took my frozen blueberries and put them in a quart jar with the sugar and shook them, into the fridge they went for 3 days, each day I would take the blueberries out in their jar and shake it well and put it back.
After three days, I strained out the blueberries from the sweetened blueberry cold process juice, the blueberries went into baking and then I measured out my juice and added my vinegar.
Use 1/3rd Scrub blend in your glass with water or if you want to make it a hard drink, do a mix of vodka/water for a crazy good hard blueberry drink!