I have made this divine cordial with elderberries for years and it wasn’t until this year with an absolute abundance of blackberries that my partner suggested we try it out with some blackberries. It is wonderfully sweet, so you only need to use a small amounted diluted with either cold or hot water. We add a few drops to morning smoothies or pour over ice cream for a simple dessert. It will last for months in sterilised bottles.
Juice of one lemon
Sterilise your glass bottles, either in a heated oven or hot wash in the dishwasher.
Put your blackberries in a large pan and add enough cold water to just cover. Bring to the boil and simmer until the fruit is soft.
Strain the liquid form the fruit, return the liquid back to the pan. For every 600ml of liquid add 450g of sugar (I used golden granulated but white granulated can be used), two cinnamon sticks, 10 cloves and and inch piece of peeled ginger. Simmer until the sugar has dissolved then boil hard for ten minutes.
Remove from the heat and allow to cool. Strain the liquid and pour carefully into your sterilised bottles using a jug and your funnel. Label and then enjoy as you wish.