Blackberry Drink

When the blackberries or brambles are ripe and plentiful this is a recipe which makes the most of them.

Ingredients

  • 2kg Blackberries or Brambles
  • 570ml Water
  • Caster Sugar to taste, 250-375g
  • 25g Citric Acid

Method

  1. Sterilise 1 large litre bottle or 2 smaller bottles.
  2. Wash the fruit well.
  3. Place in a large pan with the water.
  4. Bring to the boil, then turn down to simmer for about 5 mins until soft.
  5. Remove from the heat and use a potato masher to bring out more of the juice.
  6. Place the contents in a jelly bag or sieve covered with muslin and allow to strain through.
  7. Measure out the juice. For every 100ml juice add between 45 -75g (very sweet) caster sugar.
  8. Place the bowl of juice, citric acid and sugar over a pan of hot water and stir to allow the sugar to dissolve.
  9. Pour into a bottle, seal and label. Store in the fridge.
  10. To serve as a drink dilute with water to taste.