Total Time
360hrs 15mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 360 hrs

After trying lemoncello, and learning how simple it is to make, in the middle of berry season here, this was inevitable. Blackberries, vodka and simple syrup combined to produce an absolutely delicious nectar. I used what I had on hand, which was 80 proof vodka, and it does freeze. For this reason I suggest using 100 proof vodka. Other than that nothing could be simpler.


  1. Fill quart jars with blackberries. Pour vodka in to cover berries. Put on the lids and put jars in a cool, dark place and forget about them for 2 to 4 weeks. Then, pour contents through a strainer and reserve liquid. In a heavy saucepan combine sugar and water and bring to boil, long enough to dissolve sugar. When this syrup cools a bit, add to blackberry liquid and stir. Pour liquid into container of choice and put in freezer. When chilled, it's good as is or, as we tried it, in a juice glass with ginger ale. It's indescribably good.