The blackcurrant (Ribes nigrum) is a woody shrub grown for its unique flavour and richness in polyphenols, dietary fibre and essential nutrients. It is native to for example temperate parts of central and northern Europe. Berries are preparedto jam, juice and jelly, and the leaves are used for pickled gherkins.
Blackcurrant cordial made to hot juice has traditionally been consumed in connection with common cold and as a base in Glögg (mulled wine). The syrup forms the basis for several alcoholic beverages: blackcurrant mixed with white wine is called Kir or Kir Royale when mixed with champagne.
To serve as juice mix 1 part with 3 parts of water.
Once opened keep refrigerated.