Today I made blackberry jelly and blackberry cordial. I forgot to put the vanilla in the cordial, but I don't think it will matter if I put it in right before use. I've made the cordial before and used a small amount with carbonated water. It had the added benefit of getting the stuff out of the refrigerator. Storing the berries in green bags is useful, but getting it out of the refrigerator is good. Cleaning up the mess after boiling the berries and extracting the juice wasn't as bad as last time since I didn't let it boil over and burn onto the stove.
After making the stuff at home, I appreciate Smuckers more. I'm going to have more blackberries.