So cordial it is. The berries are placed in a quart jar, vodka is added along with some pieces of lemon peel. The mixture is allowed to stand in a dark place for at least one and up to six months. When the cordial is ready the vodka is strained and some sugar added. The vodka/sugar mix is then allowed to stand a few more days until the sugar is dissolved.
|clusters of berries|
|jars of vodka and berries--future cordial|
I have a collection of cordial glasses started. Cordial glasses are tiny glasses that hold a small amount of liqueur that is meant to be sipped. I didn't decide that I needed them it just sort of happened and now I am excited to use them. I bought my first ones because they were just so cute. that same reason is pretty much why I have bought any of them. They are all thrift store finds; many are vintage, a couple more modern.
Check back for links to the cordial recipe and my cordial collection.