Blackberry Cordial

Liqueur de Mures

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The Picayune's Creole Cook Book

By The Times Picayune Publishing Company

Published 1901

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  • 2 Quarts of Blackberry Juice
  • 2 Pounds of Sugar
  • ¼ Ounce of Ground Cloves
  • ¼ Ounce of Allspice
  • A Pint of the Best French Brandy


Boil eight quarts of Blackberries in a porcelain-lined pot till the juice is all extracted. Then take off the fire and press out all the juice through a flannel bag. This quantity will make about two quarts. Add the sugar, allowing one glass of sugar always to two glasses of Blackberries, if you wish to make larger quantities than the above measurements. Add the cloves and the allspice, and set on the fire, and let it come to a good boil. Let it boil up several times. Then take off, strain and add the Brandy. Bottle while hot. Cork well and seal, and set away in a cool place, to be used after two months. The longer this excellent Cordial is kept, the better it will be. It is very grateful to the sick, and can be supported by the most delicate stomachs.