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Berry Cordial

Rated as 4.71 out of 5 Stars

"This is an easy way to make cordial and it's good for gifts! Other berries such as raspberries, strawberries or blueberries may be used in place of blackberries, and rum or brandy may be used in place of the vodka."
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1 d 5 m servings
Original recipe yields 32 servings (1 quart)


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  1. Pour the sugar into a 1 quart jar. Fill the remaining space with berries, but do not pack down. Fill the jar with vodka so that the berries are completely covered. Seal the jar. Let the jar stand for 2 months, shaking the jar every week. The sugar should dissolve, and the vodka will become colored.
  2. Strain the liquid through a metal sieve, and then through a coffee filter to remove the fruit. Pour into pretty bottles. Drink as a cordial, or use it to flavor lemonade or iced tea.

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I've made this recipe with raspberries and it's delicious! However, instead of discarding the fruit it can be used as a topping to vanilla ice cream!

My husband and I made blackberry and blueberry cordial for Christmas gifts last year with much success! Part of the fun was going and shaking the jars for months which sounds strange, but i...

I made this last year using bing cherries. I pricked each cherry first to aid in releasing it's flavors & since I wasn't making this to be drank as a cordial, I decreased the sugar some. I use t...

This was wonderful with Rasberries!! I will make this over and over again. I will be trying other fruits.

Since sealing means different things to different people. Please explain the process. Is it a hot water bath seal? And for how long? I have imagined that 20 minutes at a rolling boil would co...

This was fabulous & will make an excellent Xmas gift. A few helpful notes: 1. No need to sterilize or process jars due to high alcohol content- just use clean jars, pour boiling water over jars...

Turned out AMAZING! It's great sipping over ice, or with a slash of sprite. I'm not a vodka drinker, but this doesn't taste like vodka at all. Totally worth trying. Great recipe

I useda cheap vodka and didn't strain the berries back out. I still really liked it as did my family!

Works well with plums too!