Just finished a batch of blackberry brandy and it's yummy.
Start with the cheapest brandy you can buy (I go for glass bottles so that costs me a bit more)
I've adjusted the recipe a bunch and it's all good. One recipe is in the photo, here's the last recipe I used and it's quite good. Feel free to tinker. The longer it sits, the stronger the clove taste is.
2 cups blackberries
2 cups brandy
3/4 cup sugar
3/4 teaspoon whole allspice
4 whole cloves (yes, only four of those little buggers)
Mix it up in a 1/2 gallon mason jar and shake it from time to time until the sugar stays dissolved. Set it in a dark place for a month. Strain it through a kitchen strainer and enjoy!
We just made a bunch of blackberry jelly with our new steam juicer. I made some brandy from the cooked down berry remains so we'll see if that tastes any good in a month or two. It would be nice to get jelly and brandy from the same berries...
Such a good idea for when you have too much fruits......I've done pie cherry, strawberry, raspberry, and plums......also citrus fruits. I think it is an excellent way to preserve these floors for winter and you don't have to freeze or can them
Thanks for sharing
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I'm guessing you could use a simple syrup. The sugar dissolving mixing process really isn't a problem though. I just shake it around about 3 times over the course of the first day and then it's dissolved.