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Serves : MAKES 1 QUART

The South has a long tradition of fruit wines, liqueurs and cordials. This one is made from the region's favorite berry. Be sure to seek out Ceylon cinnamon: most other cinnamons are too harsh and can spoil the flavor. It's fine to use frozen berries. The cordial must sit for at least 2 weeks to develop its flavor. Plus: Ultimate Thanksgiving Guide Plus: Ultimate Cocktail Guide

How to Make It

Step 1    

In a medium saucepan, combine the blackberries with the water, cloves, peppercorns, cardamom, cinnamon and bay leaf and bring just to a boil. Cook over low heat for 30 minutes, gently crushing the berries against the side of the saucepan. Strain the berries through a fine sieve into a heatproof bowl without pressing on the berries. Stir in the brown sugar until dissolved. Let cool.

Step 2    

Stir in the Cognac and pour into bottles. Seal the bottles tightly and store in a cool dark place for at least 2 weeks before serving.

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