Yes, I got my mulberries--a small vat of them, from my Very Sweet Co-Worker. Some went to make gin--which will be more purple than pink, next summer, from the looks of it. But I cooked down about half the berries to make a super concentrated mulberry syrup. (I followed these directions, except that I used a 1:1 ratio of berries to sugar, instead of 1:2.)
While the syrup will shine on pancakes, it's also not bad to mix for drinking. Apparently, a teaspoon of mulberry syrup served in a glass of water is a traditional Lebanese summer drink called "Sharab El Toot". Not only is that a little fun to say, it's pretty darn refreshing, as well.
Here's to a lovely long weekend with lots of cool drinks!
[P.S. I've been remiss in announcing the winner of the stationery. It's Sharm's Outlet! I will be in touch about getting you your prize.]