Blackberry Brandy Recipe

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Blackberry Brandy Recipe Submitted by sunshineband

Every year I make a couple of bottles of this Blackberry Brandy and it is absolutely scrumptious on a cold winter’s evening (or mixed with iced lemonade on hot summer’s evening if you have any left by then).

Ingredients for Blackberry Brandy:

Quantities need not be exact

You need a large glass jar so that there is shaking room. I use cleaned jars that picking vinegar comes in so have given quantities for two of these– they hold just over a litre)

  • 3 cups of blackberries, either freshly picked or frozen — no need to thaw
  • 500 ml vodka – supermarket’s own is fine
  • 500ml brandy – I use spanish brandy but any is OK
  • 12 oz sugar (about 500ml mark on the measuring jug)
  • Some years I add a few whole cloves, or some shaved lemon peel, but usually it is plain (like this year!)

Method for Blackberry Brandy:

  1. Put roughly equal quantities of the sugar and black berries into the jars, pour in 250 ml each of vodka and brandy, screw on the lid tightly and shake hard to mix up ingredients.
  2. Keep in the dark spot and remember to shake once a week for ten weeks.
  3. Strain through a sieve lined with muslin, and pour into the bottles (then label) you want it to be in — 500 ml bottles are quite good and I save anything I like the look of during the year. Remember you will need to seal it so screw tops ones are best.


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9 comments on “Blackberry Brandy Recipe
  1. Jacquie says:

    Would really like to try this recipe of Blackberry Brandy but am slightly confused, what would the weight of 3 cups be or should I just use a normal breakfast cup to measure? Many thanks and what a great site this is.

  2. Val says:

    It’s not my recipe but it does say quantities need not be exact. 3 standard tea cups should be about right.

  3. Barry And Elissa says:

    Hi Came across this site when we was looking up recipe for Blackberry Brandy…. Will be using a few more of your recipes in the future

    Many thanks


  4. Janet says:

    I would like to make some Blackberry Brandy to give as Christmas presents. Am I too late – Nov 2nd today so I don’t have ten weeks!

  5. Matt says:

    wow what a brillient site, I shall be using some of these recipies 😀

  6. Dee says:

    I have chosen your Blackberry Brandy recipe to make because it looks to be the best and simplest from my search.

    Now I just need to go pick those blackberries.


  7. Helen says:

    I have visited this site and used many of the recipes, brilliant! I’m about to embark on the Blackberry brandy… I can give as a small christmas gift. Im going to make some pretty labels. thanks for the site!!

  8. Karen says:

    How strong is this drink? Sound wonderful.

  9. Anna says:

    I made this recipe last year and it was amazing!! So many of the family wanted it for Xmas pressies that I didn’t end up with any tor myself! Am making again for this xmas

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