Blackberry brandy

Yield: 1 quart

Measure Ingredient
4 cups Blackberries; cleaned & picked over
2 cups Brandy
\N \N Grated peel of 1 lemon
2 cups Sugar
1 cup Water
\N \N Juice of 1 lemon

Place the blackberries in a large clean glass jar or crock. Crush slightly to release the juices. Pour the brandy over the berries and add the lemon peel. Seal and allow to steep for 3 months.

When ready to finish the brandy, simmer the sugar, water and lemon juice in a small saucepan until clear. Allow to cool.

Pour the blackberry brandy through a strainer into a large jug and add the sugar syrup to taste. Pour into 1 large or 2 small decanters. Seal and label. (and decorate) ** Dallas Morning News -- Food section -- 19 July 1995 ** Posted by The WEE Scot -- Paul MacGregor Submitted By PAUL MACGREGOR On 08-17-95

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