Blackberry Or Elderberry Cordial

Blackberry or Elderberry Cordial

This old fashioned recipe is a favorite during cold and flu season, but can be enjoyed anytime.

  • 1 tablespoon whole allspice
  • 1 tablespoon cloves
  • 1 piece stick cinnamon
  • 8 quarts blackberries or elderberries
  • 2 quarts cold water
  • 4 pounds granulated sugar
  • 2 quarts whiskey or brandy

Tie spices in a cloth bag. Pick over and wash berries. Place in preserving kettle; cover with water, and boil until thoroughly soft; then strain. Measure, and to each quart of juice add 2 cups sugar. Add spice bag and boil 20 minutes. Let cool, and measure again. To each quart of syrup, add 1 pint or whiskey or brandy. Bottle and cork tightly.

Will keep; improves with age.

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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.
  • Colds : Be prepared for the cold and flu season by stocking your herbal medicine chest with a ready supply of herbs.
  • Cough :Homemade cough syrups and herbal medicine teas make use of simple ingredients like honey and infused with healing herbs.
  • Culinary/Kitchen :You already have a powerful natural home health remedies in your kitchen. Culinary herbs like rosemary, sage and thyme not only add taste to foods, they make the food you eat better for you.
  • Flu : Flu, or influenza is not just a severe cold, the flu is caused by a virus. The flu is very contagious, and preventative measures should include antiseptic and antiviral herbs.
  • 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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