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Saturday, March 13, 2010

Blackberry Brandy

The Refreshing Beverage of the Week
I love the idea of making homemade liquors and cordials so I found this recipe for blackberry brandy and knew I needed to do it on the show. You could use any kind of berry, but I have noticed that even in the winter blackberries have remained rather flavorful, so here goes:

2 pints blackberries
1 lb. Sugar
1 cinnamon stick
1/2 teaspoon Mace
2 whole cloves
1 cup nice brandy

Mash the blackberries in a bowl to extract the juice. Put the mushy pulp in a pot along with the sugar and spices and boil for 15 minutes. Now strain out all the stuff and save juice. To each pint of liquid add 1 cup brandy. Put it into a pretty glass bottle and have a party.