|I "made do" with Barenjager since there was no blackberry brandy.|
Look, even Spock has a look of surprise on his face that there's
no blackberry brandy!.
I stopped at the liquor store to get some blackberry brandy. Of course, I stopped at Plaza Liquors. Where else would I go for alcohol in Tucson? This amazing little store is known for it's wide variety of alcohols, and there are so many different beers and wines. It's wonderful. They have so many gins that it would take me the rest of my life to go through one bottle of each attempting to find the best gin ever.
Unfortunately, their brandy section is sorely lacking. They had two shelves of cognac and one shelf of brandy. I had never heard of the brands of brandy, and I'm sure some of them are quite nice. But I just wanted simple, inexpensive blackberry brandy so I could sip a bit then pour it in some hot decaf tea.
I did find a wee dram of feel good medicine. Plaza still sells Barenjager. It's nice in a cup of hot tea (not that it's hot right now - it's about 80 degrees, but I don't feel good) when I'm sick I always want crappy black tea - preferably Lipton. I know, I'm ashamed that a tea snob such as myself should fall back so far. But hey, I also enjoy some quorn nuggets, tator tots, and creamed corn every now and then, too. My sister says that I cannot call that hometown food because mom would never have served us imitation chicken or organic creamed corn. She's right, but, whatever.
I highly recommend Barenjager. It's like alcoholic liquid honey. It's sweet and syrupy like honey, but it's not quite as thick. It is a sipper (not a shooter), and you put it in shot glasses or cordial glasses. There are some mixer recipes, but the only thing I've mixed it for is a bee sting (jager and barenjager). I like each of them straight better.