Yesterday was a gorgeous hot late summer day, so the husband and I set off on a brambling expedition. We came home with purple-stained fingers (and clothes) and with more blackberries than I knew what to do with. After all, there are only so many crumbles a couple can eat. So I decided to try making some blackberry cordial, and it’s delicious!
There are lots of boozy blackberry cordial recipes out there, but I wanted something non-alcoholic, icy and cold that I could gulp down from a tall glass on a hot afternoon.
(makes about 1 litre)
400g (13 oz) blackberries
1 litre ( 1 ¾ pints) water
300g (10 oz) caster sugar (next time I’ll use a bit less)
Wash the berries and place them, with the sugar and water, in a heavy pan over medium heat. Bring to the boil, then turn the heat down and simmer for about 5 minutes. Remove from heat and press through a sieve until you get as much juice out as you can. Cool the juice, then bottle and refrigerate.
Serve with soda water over ice. Refreshing!