Delightful Blackberry-Infused Vodka Recipe

Published April 18, 2022
White plate with blackberry

Ingredients

  • 2 cups fresh or frozen blackberries
  • 750mL vodka
  • Two large clean bottles or jars
  • Cheesecloth or other fine strainer
  • Funnel

Instructions

  1. Thoroughly wash blackberries and pat dry.
  2. In a large clean bottle or jar, add blackberries and vodka.
  3. After capping, swirl container gently.
  4. Store in a cool, dark place for approximately 3 to 4 days, swirling the container gently each day.
  5. Sample by pouring into a glass. If you want more flavor, allow to steep longer.
  6. Carefully remove blackberry and discard.
  7. Pour the infused vodka into the second clean bottle, filtering with the cheesecloth. Seal.
  8. Store in a cool, dark place for approximately one to two years.

Variations of Blackberry-Infused Vodka

Just like blackberry jam, blackberry vodka excels on its own. But we didn't get this far to stop now, did we?

  • Add another fruit flavor by cutting up a fresh apple, being sure not to peel it. Other juicy flavors include apricots, mangoes, watermelon, and peaches.
  • Make it a berry explosion by adding a cup of blueberries, raspberries, or sliced strawberries.
  • Give your blackberry vodka a citrus spin by adding two to three sliced lemons, limes, or a single orange.
  • Create an earthier vodka by adding coarsely chopped almonds or hazelnuts.
  • Liven up your infusion by adding spices. Use three whole cinnamon sticks, a half tablespoon of whole cloves, or half of a vanilla bean.
  • Add a pinch of sugar to sweeten up your vodka infusion.

Blackberry-Infused Vodka Cocktails

Put your new vodka to work in a few tasty blackberry cocktails.

Blackberry Martini

Blackberry Martini

Make your vodka infusion the star in this riff on a classic vodka martini.

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces blackberry-infused vodka
  • ¾ ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • ¼ ounce elderflower liqueur
  • Ice
  • Blackberry and mint leaf for garnish

Instructions

  1. Chill a martini glass or coupe.
  2. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, blackberry vodka, lemon juice, and elderflower liqueur.
  3. Shake to chill.
  4. Strain into chilled glass.
  5. Garnish with blackberry and mint leaf.

Bramble Collins

Bramble Collins

Put a spin on the classic collins with a juicy blackberry finish.

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces blackberry-infused vodka
  • 1 ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • ¼ ounce simple syrup
  • Ice
  • Club soda to top off
  • Lemon wheel for garnish, optional

Instructions

  1. In a highball or collins glass, add ice, blackberry vodka, lemon juice, and simple syrup.
  2. Top off with club soda.
  3. Stir to mix.
  4. Garnish with lemon wheel if desired.

A Berry Afternoon

Berry Afternoon

Whip up this cocktail when your hammock is calling your name, or at the very least, when you're ready to kick up your feet.

Ingredients

  • 6-8 fresh blueberries
  • 2 ounces blackberry-infused vodka
  • 2 ounces lemonade
  • ¾ ounce orange liqueur
  • ½ ounce simple syrup
  • Ice
  • Blueberry and blackberry for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a rocks glass, muddle blueberries with simple syrup.
  2. Add ice, blackberry vodka, lemonade, and orange liqueur.
  3. Stir to mix.
  4. Garnish with blueberry and blackberry.

Millennial Bramble

Millennial Bramble

Leave the gin on the shelf in this bramble in favor of a vodka base.

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces blackberry-infused vodka
  • 1 ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
  • ¾ ounce honey liqueur
  • ¼ ounce crème de mûre
  • Ice
  • Blackberry for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, blackberry vodka, lime juice, honey liqueur, and crème de mûre.
  2. Shake to chill.
  3. Strain into rocks glass over fresh ice.
  4. Garnish with blackberry.

Mixers for Drinks

Skip cocktails with a long list of ingredients in favor of a simple mixer or two that'll put your blackberry vodka in the spotlight.

  • Lemonade
  • Limeade
  • Plain club soda
  • Flavored club soda, such as orange, lemon, lime, coconut, or berry
  • Brandy
  • Orange liqueur
  • Amaretto
  • Peach nectar
  • Mango juice
  • Honey
  • Orange juice
  • Watermelon juice or pulp

A Blackberry-Infused Vodka to Delight

As you find yourself wandering through the bramble of summer's berry abundance, put your harvest to good use. It makes no difference if your bounty is from picking berries yourself or a sale at the store. Add a little extra juicy blackberry goodness into your life with blackberry-infused vodka.

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