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Rhiannon

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Brandy and blackberries
« on: September 26, 2018, 07:56:24 PM »
Ok, so I've just strained the infamous Rhi's spiced Blackberry Brandy, and have a huge bowl full of alcohol soaked fruit that I don't know what to do with. It's held its shaped but is rather bleached. Kids don't like the taste so no point making crumble with it.

Any ideas?

Shaker

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Re: Brandy and blackberries
« Reply #1 on: September 26, 2018, 08:06:01 PM »
My permanent question: do you have a hygrometer and what's the ABV?
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Rhiannon

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Re: Brandy and blackberries
« Reply #2 on: September 26, 2018, 08:08:12 PM »
I have no idea but if I eat any more I will fall over.

Shaker

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Re: Brandy and blackberries
« Reply #3 on: September 26, 2018, 08:09:00 PM »
I have no idea but if I eat any more I will fall over.
Meets my definition. Will it freeze?
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Rhiannon

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Re: Brandy and blackberries
« Reply #4 on: September 26, 2018, 08:10:36 PM »
I dunno. Can you freeze alcohol?

Shaker

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Re: Brandy and blackberries
« Reply #5 on: September 26, 2018, 08:24:32 PM »
Depends on the alcohol content. Average shop-bought wine of 13% or so, at about -3C. Spirits, far lower.
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Re: Brandy and blackberries
« Reply #6 on: September 26, 2018, 08:47:30 PM »
I'd say you're on the cusp of invented ice-lollies for adults: I be happy to volunteer for the tasting panel!

Rhiannon

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Re: Brandy and blackberries
« Reply #7 on: September 27, 2018, 07:09:40 AM »
I think it'd be more of an alcoholic fruit slush...

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Re: Brandy and blackberries
« Reply #8 on: September 28, 2018, 09:14:42 AM »
Fruit slush sounds divine! I love anything 'slush'.I would add more fruit so it doesn't taste quite as 'brandyish' - eat and serve. Could put other berries in it. Yum.
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Re: Brandy and blackberries
« Reply #9 on: September 28, 2018, 09:59:33 AM »
Mmm Marge, Blackberry and apple slush and donuts!  Is there nothing it can't cure?

Rhiannon

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Re: Brandy and blackberries
« Reply #10 on: September 28, 2018, 10:24:13 AM »
Hot, fresh doughnuts of course. With cinnamon sugar.