Blackberry Vodka


With over 2 pounds of blackberries still in my fridge and freezer from my foraging trips and from my mum’s garden, I didnt want them to go to waste – so with my last bottle of vodka free after making my Sloe Vodka, I decided to make Blackberry Vodka, as I thought it would appeal more to my sweet tooth! A quick look online and the recipes were identical to the recipes I had already blogged about for the Sloe Vodka and Blackberry Brandy. This was perfect, as I had a spare large plastic container and some caster sugar in the cupboard. Once mixed, it joined my other bottles fermenting in my dark cupboard, waiting for xmas to come out and be tasted… well drunk and enjoyed with friends and family!

12ozs Blackberries
6ozs Caster sugar
75cl Vodka

1 Mix the blackberries with the sugar and then add them to a large storage bottle or container with the vodka.

3 Store the bottle in a cool dark cupboard and shake it every other day for a week. Then shake it once a week for two months.

4 The blackberry vodka will take on a beautiful dark red colour and will be ready to drink.

5 After two to three months, pour the mixture into bottles through a funnel lined with fine mesh or cheesecloth and store in a cool place again.


If you make this recipe, please come back and let me know!


Blackberry on Foodista


6 thoughts on “Blackberry Vodka”

  1. I’d certainly be interested to know how it turns out. I made it a couple of years ago and was most unimpressed – it just didn’t seem to have enough flavour and I put a cinnamon stick in too. My rhubarb vodka is great so is the blackcurrant one and sloe gin, but I don’t think I’d do blackberries again. Now, the blackberry brandy, that might be worth a go!

    1. Hi Choclette – will let you know how it comes out as soon as it is bottled up – I have never made it before and made it on a fun wim with a glut of blackberries I had foraged and some vodka in the cupboard. I’m hoping it appeals to my sweet tooth and thats of my friend’s and family’s too and that it will taste great 🙂

  2. Great – just what I needed. Just decanted my elderflower gin/vodka. So good I must try the blackberry version. Didn’t measure quantities last time so this will help.

  3. Search web for ‘blackberry schnapps recipe’ and you will find a website (something with Danish in the name) that have about 60 (literally) recipes for different schnapps recipes (including blackberry, etc). And, also directions to turn the schnapps into liquour! The schnapps was too much for me so I went on to the liquour and it is fabulous!

  4. By the way, the liquour is made by adding a sugar syrup to the schnapps… definitely satisfies the sweet tooth!

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