Ripe juicy berries picked at the height of the summer season with booze. Yum!
1 pintwild blackberries
juice of half a lemon
2 ounceswhite sugar
1 literdry sparkling wine or lemon-lime soda, chilled
chilled blackberries and lemon wedges to garnish (optional)
Prep time: 30 minutes
Total time: 3 hours 30 minutes to include refrigeration
Combine the first four ingredients in a sauce pan. Bring contents to a boil and simmer for 20 minutes, or until the liquid is reduced. Strain syrup through sieve into a mason jar removing the pulp. Seal and chill for about 3 hours. Makes about 1 cup.
Combine the blackberry syrup, vodka, wine or lemon-lime soda in a small pitcher. Stir and pour over ice.