Dad posted his recipe for Huckleberry Bounce on an earlier post, and I thought it was worthy of it's own post. Enjoy, in moderation!
Huckleberry Bouce (DK Wight)
In his words...
Ah,...Huckleberry bounce... A "cordial". It is made with "Shine" or "Everclear". Vodka can be used if you must but use the "high test" stuff.
1 cup of berries, I prefer huckleberries that have been "frosted" but do realize that many can't be so picky. Blueberries, raspberries or any berries that you may have, even Elderberries (use extra sugar).
1 cup of sugar, get a larger bottle for this as it makes a more consistent batch.
One "fifth" of the hooch, combine with the sugar and fruit and mix well desolving the sugar, it is not necessary to crush the fruit.
Pour the mix into the bigger jug and let it "work" for 30 days or so, then strain through a seive lined with fine cloth to catch the seeds and pulp which will soften and fall apart. I shake it once in a while before straining.
Place the finished product into bottles for presentation. Shine or Everclear is usually 190 proof; this is a sippin' drink! It'll roll a line half an inch up the glass and your eyes into the top of your head!
Warning..... This has been known to lower inhibitions and can lead to the "arrival" of "unexpected children".........wanted or not... ;)
How many of you are now wondering if I'm a "Bounce" baby!? *grin*