Blackberry Cordial Recipe
Blackberry cordial is a digestive, wonderful aperitif, or just a fun add in for an adult soda by mixing with ice and seltzer water. Blackberry cordial is refreshing, fund to make and it can be used for health and vitality or as a fun addition to a dessert or beverage.
- 4 cups ripe sweet blackberries
- 3 cups bottled water
- 4 whole cloves
- 3 black peppercorns
- 3 cardamom pods, lightly crushed
- 2 cinnamon sticks, broken into 2-inch pieces
- 1 bay leaf
- 1 cup light brown sugar, or white sugar, or evaporated cane juice.
- 1 1/4 cups Cognac or other brandy (use the best quality you can afford.)
When making Blackberry Cordial or any other type of cordial I always suggest getting better alcohol, this doesn’t always mean though more expensive. Talk to the liquor store owner, you may be very surprised or check out some boozy blogs or reviews online.
In a medium saucepan, add the blackberries and water, cloves, peppercorns, cardamom, cinnamon and bay leaf. Bring to a boil and simmer for 25-30 minutes. As the mixture simmers gently smoosh the berries. After they have simmered, strain the berries through a fine sieve into a heatproof bowl without pressing on the berries. Stir in the brown sugar until dissolved. All the liquid to cool.
Storing your Blackberry Coridal
When cooled to lukewarm, stir in the Cognac and pour into bottles. I like using canning jars for storage and I decant into another bottle for serving, like a decanter, pretty bottle or jar. Seal the bottles tightly and store in a cool dark place for at least 2 weeks before serving.
Furthermore, we have visual instructions in our Blackberry Cordial Video.
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