Blackberry Syrup Recipe and Multiple Uses For It!

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Adding sugar to the blackberries and water

This post seems perfectly fitting for a Friday. I love making my own syrups to have around the house, especially fruity ones! This blackberry syrup I created before kids and I would make delicious Blackberry gin drinks with it. Now that I have kids, I still make my gin drinks (you could change it up and use vodka or your drink of choice), but it’s also great for the kiddos pancakes, or just to mix with club soda for a tasty virgin drink.

This is a very simple recipe, as you are making just a blackberry simple syrup- yum! You can also use this with other fruit if you want to make a different flavor syrup (strawberries, rasberries, etc.)

Ingredients

  • 2 containers blackberries
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup water

Instructions

  1. Place blackberries in a pot.
  2. Add 1 cup water and 1 cup sugar.
  3. Bring mixture to a simmer and stir until sugar is completely dissolved (5-10 minutes). I let mine simmer 10 minutes to get as much blackberry flavor as possible.
  4. Remove blackberries from the pot using a slotted spoon. Store in an airtight container. (These can be used in a drink or on top of a mountain of pancakes!)
  5. Transfer syrup to a container that is easy to pour (I use an old syrup container or a salad dressing container with an easy pour).
  6. Store in fridge and use on pancakes, in a club soda, or mix with gin and club soda for a tasty adult beverage 😛
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A delicious adult concoction!

Cheers to a good weekend!

Chat with you all soon!

xoxo,

Jamie

 

FrosĂ©- Cool and Refreshing

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Frosé with added strawberries

The temperatures are rising, and everyone is in need of a cool, refreshing drink! I obviously always think pink 😉 and FrosĂ© is just that! Refreshing, tasty, and aesthetically pleasing. I’ve already made this recipe twice and it has been a hit at both events. The first time I followed the recipe exactly, and the second time I decided to add the strawberries into it in addition to the strawberry syrup. It made it a bit sweeter and brighter, but you did end up with seeds in the drink at the end. I would recommend following the recipe, or at least blend the strawberries separate and then use a sieve to get out the seeds. Add any fun or cute garnishes and sip and enjoy… ahhh!!!!

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Blended and ready to drink up!

Chat with you all soon!

xoxo,

Jamie

Tool Time Tuesday- Tea!

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I am a tea addict. Now, more than ever, since I have been fighting a cold for almost a week! The Breville electric kettle is one of my favorite kitchen tools. It boils water in minutes and is much quicker than a tea kettle on the stove. I just fill it with water, flip the switch, then it automatically notifies me with a ‘ding’ and then shuts off once it reaches a boil. I buy loose-leaf tea from Teavana quite frequently (breaks the bank). The pink Teavana perfectea maker on the right was one of my favorite Christmas gifts. You just put your tea in there, pour in boiling water and let it steep for however long you like your tea to steep. Then simply set it on a mug (any size will work), and it strains out the tea-leaves to give you the perfect glass of tea. If you don’t have any of the teaware, Teavana has a great starter kit on the link above. The video below shows you how it the perfectea maker works.

Chat you all soon!

xoxo,
Jamie