Blackberry-Rosemary Syrup

2 cups blackberries (fresh or frozen)

1/4 cup plus 2 Tbsp sugar (3/8 cup)

2/3 cup water

1 1/2 Tbsp finely chopped fresh rosemary

To serve: club soda or sparkling white wine

Combine blackberries, sugar, water, and rosemary in a small, heavy saucepan. Bring to a boil and then turn heat down. Simmer uncovered for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally, until mixture has thickened and reduced by about half.

Pour into a fine sieve set over a bowl or whatever container of holding you’re using. Let stand about five mintues- do not press on solids. Cover and store for up to a week.

To serve: Pour 1-2 Tbsp into the bottom of a glass, add ice, and fill with club soda. Or omit the ice, and fill with sparkling white wine. Stir and enjoy.

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