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July 14, 2015 posted in Recipes

How to Make Blackberry Moonshine

Infusing is a great way to add amazing flavor to moonshine and it is also a very simple and rewarding process. Berry season is upon us and blackberry infused moonshine is certainly a great summer treat. This article will show the best way to make blackberry moonshine in just a few simple steps. Impress family and friends with this handcrafted blackberry moonshine recipe. Simply serve it as a shot or use it to enhance summer cocktails. This very simple recipe aims to make the most flavorful and enjoyable blackberry moonshine. WARNING this stuff is packed with intense flavor and it also provides quite a kick!

Fresh blackberries are best for this recipe but feel free to use the ones from the freezer section of the grocery store. If using frozen blackberries make sure to defrost them first. If using fresh wild blackberries taste them as they can either be very sweet or very tart. If you are staring with a sweet variety consider starting with a low amount of sugar and then add more depending on the preferred final product.

Blackberry Moonshine Recipe


• 1 cup water
• 1 cup sugar
• 2 cups Blackberries
• ¾ cup moonshine (Everclear or vodka are good substitutions)
• Lime Zest
• Lemon Zest

Make a Simple Syrup

• Add 1 cup water,
• Add 1 cup sugar on high heat squeeze a couple of black berries into mixture.
• Once well-melted and mixed place in Mason jar,
• Cover and refrigerate. Simple syrup can be stored for up to five days in the refrigerator.

Add to Mason Jar

• 2 cups washed and then towel dried black berries. If frozen defrost and then towel dry.
• ¾ cups or so moonshine( just fill to brim of mason jar)
• ¼inch lime zest
• ¼ inch lemon zest
• 1 cup blackberry simple syrup

The lemon and lime really add depth to the blackberries and create a tremendously enjoyable accent to the simple shot.

Seal and let sit in a low-lit room temperature area lightly shaking daily until sugar is dissolved. Once dissolved leave sit for at least 24 hours but the longer the better!

After desired infusion is complete. Strain with a fine mesh strainer, cheesecloth, or muslin to remove any seeds and extra bits. It is optional to gently press berries to extract the juice and moonshine. Many people like to keep their berries whole and serve them in other ways- try serving them dipped in chocolate, on top of ice cream, with whipped cream or just as garnishes for mixed drinks.

If you enjoy the bitter sweet taste of the blackberry moonshine try adding it to a cocktail such as blackberry sangria.

Blackberry Moonshine Sangria

Add about to a 1/2 cup of blackberry moonshine, about 2 cups of a dessert red wine, moonshine soaked blackberries, raspberries and blueberries and a few thin slices of lime, into a glass jar or jug. Cover and let refrigerate for 4-6 hours.
Poor over ice and serve with infused fruit.

Please note blackberries stain!!! Make sure to use either paper towels or cloth ones you don’t mind ruining for drying and clean up. Make sure to clean up spills and wear protective aprons to save your clothes.

Check out our other DIY berry moonshine recipes, Enjoy. 

  • I don’t see how much this makes??

    Posted by TAmmy on September 03, 2016
  • picked 20 gal of blackberries off my 3yr old bush and have decided to try this recipe. I quadrupled the recipe as I anticipate returning favors from over the summer. Thanks for recipe

    Posted by THe PInchanze on August 29, 2016
  • This sounds great for xmas presents. ONce made how long can i safely keep sealed in sterilised bottles?

    Posted by Jenny-Kathleen on August 24, 2016
  • Going to try. I have 10 lbs of wild blackberries and 3/4 gallon of excellent shine from some friends a little south from me. Will let you know how it turns out. Thanks for the info

    Posted by michael on August 05, 2016
  • Post a video!!!

    Posted by COrey on January 31, 2016
  • I am trying to find a blueberry recipe, not one for mash, one that is like the Apple pie recipe y’all provided. Any advice would be extremely helpful, I’m wondering if i could use the same steps as the BlackBerry recipe.

    Posted by Jamie on December 04, 2015
  • I will defiantly try this. Welcome more recipes.

    Posted by HArry on August 04, 2015

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