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Blackberry Picking and Making Blackberry Vodka

Blackberry Vodka

Inspired by the lovely Thrifty Mrs, I dragged the boyfriend out for a blackberry picking outing this weekend. The sun was scorching and my local area is filled with lovely countryside and winding country lanes, a perfect backdrop to an outing with a mission.

Blackberry Picking

Blackberries

Picking the Blackberries

After picking blackberries over two days, we were left with two huge bowls of blackberries. It was inevitable that loads of blackberry vodka would be made. I LOVE vodka.

Lots of Blackberries

All you need is vodka, sugar and blackberries.

Simplicity is my favourite recipe.

For this large kilner jar, I used 700g of blackberries, 375g of sugar and 1 litre of  vodka.

Vodka Sugar Blackberries

Blackberry and Vodka

Adding the sugar to Blackberry VodkaMaking Blackberry Vodka

After adding all the ingredients, I gave the jar a good shake, tipping it up and down to get the sugar dissolving.

The tip is to shake the jar on a daily basis for a couple of weeks and then let the blackberries work their infusing magic, giving the occasional shake during the 3 month process.

How to Make Blackberry Vodka

Fingers crossed I will have some delicious fruity vodka ready for Christmas, which I will probably give as gifts (saving some myself obviously).

I can’t believe how fun and easy this was, from foraging the blackberries to making the vodka, it was wonderfully therapeutic and satisfying. I think I might have caught the foraging bug!

Do you have any ideas, tips or advice for more foraging fun? I am keen to get back out there!

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