My little foraging adventure gathered more blackberries & some elderberries, so what better way to enjoy them than in a drink ?
First up make bramble cordial. Put blackberries & elderberries in a bowl and add a reasonable amount of sugar, then either microwave or heat over a simmering pan. Either way you should end up with a thick sweet deep purple cordial. You can use this in either alcoholic concoctions or temperance ones.
10ml of bramble cordial
30ml of gin
5ml of St Germain or elderflower liqueur
stir down, add a couple of ice cubes and stir again.
Top up with soda water.
A nice long drink for the few warm evenings left.