About this recipe:A little late in the year to make this with fresh berries, but it does work just as well with frozen if you have any stashed away. The colour is a really deep purple and it tastes great. This would make an ideal homemade Christmas present.
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Method Prep:30min › Ready in:30min
Add the sugar and water to a pan and heat slowly until all the sugar has dissolved. Allow to cool to room temerature
Now pour the vodka into a large, clean glass container or decanter. Add the sugar syrup and the blackberries, taking care not to crush the berries. Cover with clingfilm and leave to infuse for at least 2 weeks. You can give it a stir every couple of days, but don't go wild and crush the fruit.
After 2 weeks, strain the drink through a fine muslin or cloth into bottles - 1 large or a couple of small. Resist the temptation to drink it right away, but leave it to sit for another couple of week if you can. Makes approx 1 litre.
This recipe was edited by Allrecipes staff to include measurements familiar to British and Irish home cooks.
I was just wondering why the actual juice of the blackberries is not used in this recipe?
I make sloe gin, elderberry wine etc. and with these the fruit is always 'damaged' in some way to release the juice then the resulting solids are removed by straining before bottling. - 01 Oct 2013
Just made this and bottled it, had a small taste at bottling stage just to check it was ok! Tastes fantastic and that's before the second stage of the recipe. Like the previous reviewer I used a 'cheap' bottle of vodka and I'm really pleased with results so far. Definitely one to try. - 10 Sep 2013