Rich Blackberry Cordial Recipe
This blackberry cordial is divine, with a deep flavour. Use for hot or cold drinks, drizzled over hot porridge, over chocolate cake, over baked cheesecake, or mix with whiskey. I'll be sharing these recipes later on.
The secret is in letting the blackberry juices release and not adding any additional water. That way you are left with a rich blackberry cordial...
Makes 325 ml
- 500 g blackberries
- 1 tbsp water
- 140 g brown sugar
Place the fruits in a medium saucepan with the water and mash a little over a low to medium heat. Bring to the boil and simmer for 10 minutes.
Strain through a jelly bag or muslin cloth (I have a faithful square of nylon net-curtain that works wonders). Leave to drip through, squeezing out the last drops out, careful not to break the fabric (that’s why nylon works wonders!).
Put the pulp aside as this can be used for Blackberry Seeded and Buckwheat Crackers. Place the liquid back in the pan and add the sugar. Stir over a medium heat until the sugar has dissolved then store in a sterilised bottle. To use the cordial as a drink, dilute 1 to 5 parts.