I make this every year, and get rave reviews from everyone who scores a bottle from me! Intense currant flavour, delicious, hard to resist! My local farmer knows to call me when the currants are ripe!
Faced with a mountain of juicy plump blackcurrants in the garden I trawled the internet for recipes that would help me put them to good use. I was thrilled to find this recipe given that I drink kir all the time (white wine with creme de cassis). I made a quadruple batch to use up as many currants as possible - needed two bottles of red wine and 1.5 bottles of brandy but boy was it worth it! The end result is awesome and I now have enough cassis to last me years!!
I made this Cassis and let me tell you it's fantastic. I was a bit doubtful about the wine - thought it would overcome the wonderful black currant flavor but it didn't. Yummy.