Wild Huckleberry Shrub
Sambucus canadensis; S. caerulea; S. mexicana
The nearly forgotten colonial shrub elixir is back in a big way these days. Our wild huckleberry shrub is loaded with the brambly richness of American huckleberries. Mark Twain would have loved it.
This delicious shrub/syrup makes a stunning soda pop, a stellar winter salad dressing ingredient, and always a secret weapon for making magical cocktails. I often just go simple and pour it over French vanilla or even chocolate ice cream like a great aged balsamic vinegar. On a hot day just pour one part huckleberry shrub over ice and add 6 parts sparkling water. You get bonus points for adding
a shot of gin to this too.
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