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       Title: Blackberry Cordial
  Categories: beverages
       Yield: 1 serving
       1 pt blackberries
       2    strips of orange peel, pith
     1/4 ts ground cloves
   1 1/2 c  vodka
   1 1/2 c  brandy
     2/3 c  sugar
     1/3 c  water
     1/2 ts glycerin (found in
   Put the blackberries into a shallow dish and lightly crush them with a fork.
   Transfer the berries and their juice to a 1-quart Mason jar. Add the orange
   peel, cloves, vodka, and brandy. Seal the jar and shake it  to mix. Set the
   jar aside in a cool, dark place for 4 weeks. Strain the mixture through a
   fine sieve into a 4-cup glass measuring cup, pressing down on the fruit with 
            a wooden spoon to extract as much fluid as possible. Discard the sol
 ids, and
   rinse the sieve and the Mason jar thoroughly. Fit the sieve with a damp
   coffee filter and strain the liquid back into the jar. Combine the sugar and 
            water in a small saucepan. Heat for 5 minutes over medium-low heat, 
   constantly, until the sugar dissolves, leaving a clear syrup. Remove the pan 
            from the heat and cool to room temperature. Add the syrup and the gl
   to the jar. Reseal the Mason jar and shake gently to blend. If you wish,
   transfer the liqueur to decanters *. The Blackberry Cordial should be ready
   to drink in 2 or 3 days and has a shelf life of 2 to 3 months.
   YIELD: 3 cups
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   NOTES : If using decanters with cork stoppers instead of glass stoppers,
   replace the corks after each use.
   Contributor:  Homemade in the Kitchen
   Preparation Time:  0:00