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Marilla Cuthbert's Raspberry Cordial

What was Diana Berry's favorite beverage from Anne of Green Gables? Why it was Raspberry Cordial! So here is a recipe for Raspberry Cordial taken from an Almanac of 1892.

Raspberry Cordial
Crush one pound of raspberries and store into them on quart of water and the juice of two oranges; add a sliced lemon, cover, and let the mixture stand two hours, then strain, and add one pint of sugar. Cool on ice before serving. Cherry or grape cordial may be made in the same way.

You could try the cherry or grape using the above method, but if you have a lot of blackberries on hand you can try this recipe:

Blackberry Cordial
Crush ripe blackberries, and to each gallon of juice add one quart of boiling water; let it stand twenty-four hours, stirring it a few times; strain , and add two pounds of sugar to each gallon of liquid; put in jugs and cork tightly.

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