Bring 1 and 1/2 cups distilled water to a near-boil (but not boiling)
Put 1/2 cup blackberries and 1/2 cup pomegranate seeds - let steep for 20 minutes covered
Crush and mangle seeds, releasing juice into the water, then strain fruit meat and add to quart size mason jar
Add 2 and 1/2 sugar to heated water to make a simple syrup. Once all sugar is dissolved, add to jar
Add 2 cups brandy to jar, cover and shake vigorously.
I've put this cordial up to rest with the others, now. But right away, it has a very sweet but not too strongly sweet taste. The brandy still comes through very strong, but I can tell it will mellow as it sits.