Blackberry vodka easy recipe

There's such an abundance of free blackberries in late summer, and you can only make so much blackberry jam. So how about this delicious recipe for blackberry vodka, courtesy of Leigh Chaplin. 

There's hardly any set up costs and the preparation time is at a minimum. And it's perfectly timed to be ready for drinking at Christmas. Just follow the simple instructions below.

Have a look at some of the other Allotment Heaven easy recipes.

Equipment needed
Two old vodka or similar spirits 70cl bottles with tops

Ingredients needed
320g blackberries
160g sugar
70cl bottle of vodka

1. Halve all the ingredients.
2. Use the funnel to carefully add the half ingredients amounts to each of the two empty spirits bottles.
3. Dry the rims of the bottles and seal shut.
4. Give each bottle a good shake for a few minutes.
5. Thereafter, shake the bottles once a day until all the sugar is dissolved.
6. Store in a dark cupboard.
7. After three months strain out the vodka using the muslin bag to catch all the fruit. The blackberry vodka is now ready to drink.
8. Use the fruit for a luxurious ice cream topping or to make jam.


  1. I always make this but for a twist blitz the berries before bottling. Leave for a another two weeks and then strain. Add lemonade for a refreshing drink on a hot summer's day. X

    1. Sounds like a great drink, Emma. Think I may be trying it! Regards, John

  2. Do you think this will work with sweetener instead of sugar?

    1. Hi Kelly... Apparently it does work with sweetener instead of sugar. Apparently you have to replace the equivalent amount of sugar with something like Splenda, but by volume and not weight. There's guidance at the link below (which is for making sloe gin, but shouldn't be that different. Hope that helps. Thanks, John

  3. Anonymous6:50 pm

    Do you use more sugar or pectin to make jam with the blackberries after straining the vodka liquor off

    1. I like the sound of that! The recipe came to me via a dedicated reader, so don't know the answer. If you do try making jam from the leftover blackberries, please post a comment to let readers know how it went. Alcoholic jam... sounds interesting! Thanks, John


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