Holiday Blueberry Shrub Cocktail

Blueberry Shrub Holiday Cocktail | Dine X Design

Tis the season for….blueberries?!

I know what you’re thinking – Usually this time of year we are neck deep in pumpkin, apples and a winter-spiced EVERYTHING. Not that I’m complaining….but it’s time to switch things up a bit. And when you think about it, the blueberry makes sense. It’s earthy and sweet, perfect to add unexpected punch to a number of savory dishes… not to mention they are available year-round, in the frozen and fresh produce sections...making your holiday shopping a little less stressful of a hunt.

Blueberry Shrub Ingredients | Dine X Design  

This year I’m changing up my welcome cocktail when entertaining guests by infusing the blueberry’s tart and woody flavors with a hint of ginger and thyme. This berry wants to get funky and show off…it’s a holiday party animal like that!

So let’s celebrate the little blue dynamo by turning it into a Shrub!

Dine X Design | Blueberry Shrub For The Holidays

Shrubs are crazy simple to execute and pack a lot of exciting flavor into a variety of cocktails and non-alcoholic spritzes. I don’t want to get ahead of myself, but this blueberry shrub is the most exciting elixir I’ve made yet. In fact, I’m glad there’s a full batch still in my fridge because I’ve been enjoying it in sparkling water, ginger ale…and not to mention this blue bourbon cocktail. Woo-wee! This is going to get your people a-talking…so refreshing, so unexpected…it really screams the holidays in a totally new exciting way.

Want to get on this bevvy blue action?


  Blueberry Shrub Cocktail Recipe | Dine X Design

Did we mention a blueberry & prosciutto garnish for your cocktail? Those two flavors are fast friends – also hello festive presentation! 

Blueberry Shrub Cocktail Garish | Dine X Design

I think I’m officially ready to start kicking off the holiday season – and for another savory blueberry shrub cocktail. Is it Friday yet? Now if only my Thanksgiving and Christmas dinner plans were falling together this easy…


Dine X Design | Blueberry Shrub Cocktail

Head over to the Blueberry Council website for this shrub & cocktail recipe as well as more berry inspiration for your holiday entertaining.

Feeling like you could use a little blueberry bling for your holiday entertaining?! The Blueberry Council is putting on a  pinterest content where you can win $500 to create your own inspired holiday feast. Go get in on that!

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  • Dear Kristin,
    I love your recipes, pictures and also the fonts you use to write the titles, they are beautiful!!
    I am making blueberry jam just at the time I am reading your post. Thanks and hugs!