Love Potion


2 pints blackberries, rinsed

½ cup sugar

1 cup water

4 ounces of Vodka

Seltzer, plain or flavored. I used plain seltzer

Fresh thyme sprigs


Combine sugar, water and 2 pints of the blackberries in a small pot. Bring to a boil. Let simmer for 10 minutes. Remove from heat. Mash the blackberries. Strain and let cool.

Combine 4 ounces of vodka with 4 ounces of the blackberry syrup. Stir.

Fill glass with ice. Top with seltzer. Enjoy!

You will have syrup left to make additional drinks.

I used Vodka, but you could use Champagne, white wine or gin.