When my brother came up from Texas recently, we revisited our childhoods by doing a little blackberry picking on Power Line Hill. Three years ago, they cleared out the greenery. All the new growth is perfect for blackberries — and we cleaned up!
These tiny berries are too tart for your cereal or yogurt, but they will be perfect for making a fruity liqueur, also called a cordial.
Choose your most beautiful decanter for this recipe and display it in your kitchen or dining room while it steeps.
- 2 cups blackberries
- 1 cup simple syrup
- 3 cups vodka (or any clear liquor)
- 1/2 cup Chambord
- Wash the blackberries, then combine all ingredients in a decanter.
- Muddle blackberries in the decanter to jumpstart the maceration process.
- Let the cordial sit for at least a month. It will turn a dark purple.