Total Time
1hr 10mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 1 hr

I've had this recipe for years, but I haven't tried it yet. However, my daughter and I picked a bucket full of blackberries on Sunday, so we will be trying it out soon! Sounds Good!

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Crush blackberries in a large kettle.
  2. Add water and bring to a boil.
  3. Reduce heat to medium and cook for 10 minutes.
  4. Strain through jelly bag, reserving juice and discarding pulp.
  5. Add water to juice if necessary to equal 2 quarts.
  6. Pour into large kettle.
  7. Slowly stir in sugar until dissolved.
  8. Place spices in a cheesecloth bag; add to juice.
  9. Simmer, uncovered, for 30 minutes.
  10. Bring to a boil; remove the spice bag and discard.
  11. Pour hot into hot jars, leaving ¼-inch headspace.
  12. Adjust caps.
  13. Process for 15 minutes in a boiling water bath.
  14. To serve, mix about one-third concentrate to two-thirds soda.
Most Helpful

I loved this. I followed instructions as listed and didn't find the spices overpowering. I used 2 qt blackberries and 1 qt raspberries because I didn't have as many blackberries as I thought. I mixes up great and is a beautiful color. Thank you for posting!

Samantha in Ut April 09, 2008

Dh and I have made this and it is a nice drink mix. We thought the clove was a bit overpowering so next time will use less. We used sprite and also diet. You can also use club soda.

granny3 in illinois August 18, 2007