My Motto

May the muffin rise to greet you, may your friends be always at your door, and until we meet again, warm a single-malt in the palm of your hand and make something homemade for someone you love.

Friday, July 1, 2011

Blackberry Cordial

"The Earth's crammed with heaven. And every common bush afire with God; but only he who sees takes off his shoes...the rest sit around and pluck blackberries."
~Elizabeth Barrett Browning

How about a sunny little cocktail for your next gathering?  I love blackberries and this was a simple concoction that took no time at all to throw together and just a bit of foresight for it's resting period.  The finished result was light, refreshing, and dangerously smooth.   As one guest said "you could drink 47 of these before you knew what hit you!"  
Blackberry Cordial

Mash 2 cups of berries with 1/2 cup of sugar in a quart mason jar.  Fill jar 3/4 full of vodka and store in a dark place for 3 weeks, then strain.  Mix one part blackberry vodka with 2 parts tonic water over ice with a splash of lime juice.  Cheers!


Sabrina said...

what a refreshing summer cocktail! :)I;ll definitely be making myself one this weekend.

Di said...

Ooh, yum! I bet it would work with raspberries, too... =)

Margaret Murphy Tripp said...

Thanks Sabrina! and Di, yes, raspberries would be fabulous too!

CoastalKate said...

Hope someone at the farmer's market has blackberries! Or, raspberries.