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Blackberry Fizz

Author/Submitted by: Taste of Home mag, June/July 1996
Servings: 4
Categories: Berries / Non-Alcoholic Beverages

3  quarts  Blackberries, fresh or frozen
4  cups  Water
3  cups  Sugar
1  tablespoon  Whole cloves
1  tablespoon  Allspice, whole
2    Cinnamon sticks, broken
    Lemon-lime soda

Crush blackberries in a large kettle. Add water and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium and cook for 10 minutes. Strain through a jelly bag, reserving juice and discarding pulp. Add water to juice if necessary to equal 2 quarts; pour into a large kettle. Slowly stir in sugar until dissolved. Place spices in a cheesecloth bag; add to juice. Simmer, uncovered, for 30 minutes. Bring to a boil; remove the spice bag and discard. Pour hot into hot jars, leaving 1/4" headspace. Adjust caps. Process for 15 minutes in a boiling-water bath. To serve, mix about 1/3 concentrate with 2/3 soda. Yield: about 4 pints concentrate

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