Sunday, February 21, 2016
Keeping Out the Winter Chill
Way back in October I shared with you our adventures picking, processing and putting up elderberries in these two posts - Adventures in Jelly and Elderberry Cordial.
The elderberry jelly is so delicious I can't even describe the flavor to you and it's all the more marvelous because there is so little of it to go around. It's kind of like a very precious jewel rare and wonderful. But what about that cordial you may ask?
It's taken months and months of VERY patient waiting on my part but finally we have been able to try out this sweet elixir from the druids or whomever. The berries have been sitting in their vodka lemon bath for months in the pantry waiting for the exactly right moment to be strained and bottled (or until I just couldn't wait to try it whichever came first). The addition of some simple syrup was all it needed to take it from ick to wow! Too little sugar and you have cough medicine which would be OK and is a recipe some are going for but I was looking for an after dinner drink so a little more sugar and ahhhh.
Perfect for sipping on a chill evening in front of the fire with a lap quilt and a good book. I pronounce this a success.
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Until next time,