(By Brighid the Ageless as appeared in the June 1994 Bolt)
Lady Brighid's Berry Cordial
Many of you have sampled my cordial and have asked the recipe. What follows is my basic formula but please develop your own - I'll be happy to taste your efforts!
2 cups Berries slightly mashed. Fresh is best but frozen will do.
2 cups Sugar
1/2 bottle Vodka, preferably a good variety that you can drink straight.
1/2 bottle Irish Whiskey (they're all good of course).
Place in a large glass jar, stir until sugar is dissolved. Cover and try to be patient for two weeks. Strain out the berries - try coffee filters in a funnel - and enjoy.
As you may guess this is a very sweet cordial that has enough alcohol to sneak up on you. The berries are also very good on ice cream.
Notice: My first batch turned into alcoholic jam so thick you could stand a spoon in it. You may want to try but I didn't. If this should happen to you, add more alcohol of your choosing and the jam will dissolve.
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