I Raise My Glass to You, Weekend!
Let's not make any bones about anything that doesn't need to have bones made about it... sometimes a stiff drink is just what the doctor ordered.
The blackberry bushes in our yard went crazy this year, and with part of the harvest I made blackberry simple syrup. It can be added it to any mixed drink that calls for simple syrup (or just make up your own). It's also good for non-grown-up drinks (as they are called around my house), just add a bit to some ginger ale, lemonade, iced tea, whatever your nonpoisonous poison is. This can be made from fresh or frozen blackberries, and it's so easy and tasty there is really no excuse. So I don't want to hear any excuses, people.
Blackberry Simple Syrup
Yield: about 2 C (depending on how juicy the blackberries are)
- 1 C water
- 1 C sugar
- 1 C blackberries
- Combine all ingredients in a pot and bring to a boil.
- Reduce heat to low and allow to simmer for about 30 minutes, stirring frequently, until the blackberries are very soft.
- Remove from heat and allow to cool completely.
- While the simple syrup cools, write down the number of a cab company on your hand where you will be sure to see it later.
- Mix simple syrup with your favorite cocktail... shaken or stirred are both acceptable methods.
- Bottoms up!