if you had gone to visit my grandpa john (and he liked you), he would have offered you a shot of “christmas cheer”. no matter what time of the day or night. he loved his christmas cheer. it was, of course, the cure for a cough. or any sickness. and should be sipped slowly.
he got this recipe from another man and wouldn’t share it for the longest time. a few years ago, though, he started giving it away. the last time i had a shot of it was after his funeral last spring. he made it to 99.
we picked raspberries and blackberries this year and made a batch. although i didn’t get to try it this christmas, after pebble’s birth i’ll have a sip!