After I had picked the last few blackberries from the garden, there were just enough to fill a jam jar. Sugar was then tipped over them before the jar was filled with a mixture of 2/3rds vodka and 1/3rd brandy - leftover drinks from old bottles!
It was shaken every day for a few days until the sugar was dissolved then hidden under the sink, in the dark, to age a little.
After about 5 weeks, the brambles were strained out using a sieve and piece of muslin. We ate those over two days on top of porridge/cereals. The liquid was put into a small glass bottle: