Saturday 24 December 2011
This one has been waiting for at least 12 weeks to sample and makes a great festive or winter drink. You can add whole gloves if you want but basically the recipe is very easy to make just consisting of blackberries (500g), brandy (one litre) and sugar (200g). Mash up the blackberries and add to the brandy and sugar, seal the mixture in a screw-top jar and then allow to infuse for at least 8-12 weeks. Make sure the sugar is fully dissolved and shake the jar every week. After storing in a cool dark place for a couple of months the mixture needs to be strained before serving.