Berries for cordial
This holiday liqueur is perfect for winter celebrations with friends, or to
warm up with on cold, frosty evenings. Use your choice of dark, purple berries,
blueberry, blackberry, bilberry, or elderberry.
The brandy not only preserves the goodness of the berries, but also extracts
the medicinal benefits. These fall fruits are all good sources of
antioxidants that support healthy aging and cardiovascular health. No wonder these delicious berry cordials have always
been a part of our family traditions.
This recipe is adaptable to many other fresh fruits including cherries, peaches,
apricots, raspberries, etc. 1 quart (4 cups) berries
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 cup brandy
- 1 cup water
- 1 teaspoon each whole allspice, clove, and cinnamon chips
Blueberry * Bilberry * Raspberry * Cinnamon * Allspice * Clove *
- Wash and pick over berries
- Cover with water and boil on a slow heat for 10 min or until soft
- Strain and reserve liquid
- Tie spices in a muslin bag
- Add sugar and spices and bring a boil, simmer for 20 minutes
- Remove the spice bag and let your syrup cool down
- Pour into clean jar(s)
- For each cup of syrup and 1/2 cup brandy
- Cap tightly. Stash in a cool, dark cupboard for 4 to 6 weeks before opening,
shake the jar every so often.
- Decant into glass bottles by pouring from the top, leaving any sediment that has settled to the bottom of the jar.
- Makes a great gift in a fancy bottle.
Tags and Uses for this Remedy
- Christmas :The earliest herbal stories of Christmas are rooted in the desert of the Holy Land, and begin with the the wisemen bearing gifts of gold, myrrh and frankincense to the newborn child.
- Libations/Cocktails :The use of herbs as intoxicants is an ancient rite of celebration. Herbs like hops and wormwood are used as brewing ingredients
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