Pick through the blackcurrants, removing stems leaves and bugs. Wash if necessary and dry on a clean tea towel.
Pop the currants into a large glass jar or wide mouthed bottle and crush gently with the back of a large spoon.
Add in the sugar and brandy and stir well. Stand the glass jar on a sunny windowsill and give it a stir every few days. It'll take about a week for the sugar to fully dissolve.
After 1-4 months, strain the fruit out through a sieve (and a piece of muslin if you want a perfectly clear cassis). Do not squash the berries but allow them to slowly drip through the sieve. Keep the berries to use in an (adult only!) dessert. Yum!
Bottle up the cassis and enjoy.
Homemade Blackcurrant Cassis Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 2127Calories from Fat 18
% Daily Value*
Saturated Fat 0g0%
Vitamin A 1150IU23%
Vitamin C 905mg1097%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.