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Homemade Blackberry Vodka

One of the things my husband was most excited about when we bought our new home back in 2016 was having the space to plant blackberry bushes.  We moved here in the fall and he spend all winter researching the best variety, type of soil and bed set up. 
Spring of 2017 we planted 3 thornless Black Satin bushes that we purchased at the local hardware store chain. The bushes did well, producing enough berries for eating and baking and a small stash for the freezer.

Two summers later we upgraded our trellis system based on an idea I saw on Pinterest and added four more of the same variety of bushes. 

By 2021 we had seven heavily producing bushes and were getting more berries than we could eat, bake with or freeze so we decided to infuse some vodka.  
I used 3 cups of berries and 3 cups of sugar and 3 cups of vodka in one large jar with a lid.  We stored it in a cool dark cabinet for 3 months.  I strained out the berries and rebottled it and it was super sweet and delicious to sip on it's own, like a cordial.

This past summer I made 3 jars worth.  The berries were much sweeter so I decreased the sugar to 1  1/2 cups per jar. Our favorite way to drink it is mixed with Simply Lemonade over ice. It's also great in martinis, vodka sodas and cosmopolitans.
We also grow blueberries and we're hoping to do an infused vodka with those this summer. It's so very satisfying to literally drink the fruits of your labor, especially around the fire pit on a beautiful New England evening!


Homemade Blackberry Vodka

Homemade Blackberry Vodka
Author: Jolene's Recipe Journal


  • 3 cups vodka
  • 1 to 2 cups sugar
  • 3 to 4 cups blackberries


  1. To a quart jar add 3 cups vodka and 1 cup sugar. Put on lid and shake until sugar is dissolved.
  2. Add 3 cups blackberries and replace lid. Store in a cool dark place for at least 60 days.
  3. Strain, retaining the liquid and discarding the berries. Pour into clean jars or bottles.

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