Blackberries are distinctive, with thorny branches (watch out if you’re harvesting) and little red-purple-black fruits made of individual ‘drupe’s – little drops that hold the seeds and juice.
Go for ones that are black and shiny, and give them a good wash to remove any dirt or insects that could be lurking.
- Blackberries 40g
- Caster sugar 150g
- Vodka As much as will fit in your jar(s)
- Cloves or star anise Optional
Lucy McRobert is freelance communications and marketing professional, and helped to set up the annual national campaign 30 Days Wild at The Wildlife Trusts. She is a keen birder and cetacean-watcher, and believes that a wild life is a happier, healthier life.
This is a recipe from 365 Days Wild by Lucy McRobert, published by Harper Collins Publishers.
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