BY Ceres Organics
Ready in 10 minutes + chilling time | Serves many
Place blackberries, basil, and rice malt syrup in a large jar. Mash to a pulp with a muddler (or the end of a wooden spoon), then stir in the vinegar and dressing. Cover and put in the fridge for 24 to 48 hours to allow the flavours to develop.
Remove from the fridge and strain using a large tea strainer, pressing on the solids to extract all the flavours. Keep the pulp for using in your smoothies.
Pour the shrub into a jar or bottle with a lid, and store in the fridge. It should keep for at least a month.
To serve, add about a tablespoon of shrub to your glass and pour over with sparkling water and ice.