Today was the day to test the Ellis cordial. The details are here, but I figured that I’d post the results.
In short, it was better than I’d anticipated. The brandy has a berry color and because of the added sugar, has a very sweet berry taste. What surprised me the most is that, for a non-drinker like me, the cordial was very smooth and delicious. The Little Woman went totally ga-ga over this, so it’s keeper. Granted, I didn’t try a full glass, but what I did sample was quite good, and I can see making a larger quantity in a few months for after dinner relaxation come this spring and summer.
I’m still curious about what this would taste like using either a different berry (raspberries come to mind), or mixed berries (and I’ve got a bag of blackberries/raspberries/strawberries sitting in the freezer as I type). In that respect, the experiment continues . . .