Gin Pepper Blueberry Shrub

Gin, Pepper & Blueberry Shrub Cocktail

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Gin, Pepper & Blueberry Shrub Cocktail

Makes 1 Cocktail (plus extra syrup)

Fruity, tangy, and aromatic, this cocktail is topped with sparkling wine to make it a bit lighter & fizzy.

Gin, Pepper & Blueberry Shrub Cocktail
INGREDIENTS
  • Raw Sugar Base Syrup:
  • 1 cup Raw (Demerara) Sugar
  • 1 cup Water
  • Black Pepper Syrup:
  • ½ cup Raw Sugar Simple Syrup (save the extra for other recipes)
  • 1 tbsp Black Peppercorns, lightly crushed
  • Cocktail:
  • 1 1/2oz Gin (we used Voyager)
  • 1/2oz Blueberry Shrub
  • Light 1/2oz Black Pepper Syrup
  • Light 1/4oz Lemon Juice
  • Brut Sparkling White Wine
  • Garnish:
  • 12 Blueberries, Twist of Lime Zest

DIRECTIONS

1

Make the base syrup: combine the raw sugar & water in a small saucepan. Heat the water to a simmer, stirring, until the sugar dissolves.

2

Take a half cup of the resulting syrup and bring it to a simmer in a separate pot. Add the peppercorns and simmer 5-10 minutes, until you like the intensity of the flavor.

You can reserve the extra raw sugar syrup for other recipes, or multiply the pepper syrup recipe to use it all up.

3

Combine in a mixing tin the gin, blueberry shrub, pepper syrup, lemon juice.

4

Shake with ice to chill & combine.

5

Double-strain into a martini glass.

6

Top with sparkling wine.

7

Gently plop in the blueberries. Garnish with the lime zest & serve.

Recipe by Laura Bishop

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