Every August, we pick blackberries at a local park (see pics here!), and this year we used those for some sweet, sweet homemade blackberry brandy. YUM! "August was light years ago," you say? This stuff takes forrrrrreeeeevvvver to infuse. About 2 months. Ouch. Such a tasty treat if you can wait though!
All you do is pour your brandy into a glass bottle with a tight closing lid about twice the size. Add as many blackberries as you can, leaving about 2 inches of liquid at the top. Add about 8 teaspoons of sugar per fifth of brandy.
Leave in a cool, dark place for about 2 months, shaking the bottle daily. When the brandy tastes good to you, strain through a fine mesh sieve, and place in a swanky glass liquor bottle (or whatever clean bottle you have, but this is more fun eh?)
Enjoy your booze, peeps! I poured some over ice, and added a splash of 7-up and a fresh squeezed lemon slice and it was divine. We are having a swanky dress up party for Jerd's 30th bday this Saturday, and I am calling this concoction the blackberry dandy. YESSSS!!!!
Pretty purple booze.