While writing this post about this divine blackberry liqueur I made, it would be much more romantic to say my day was spent in the summer sun biking down an old dirt road with a pail of freshly picked blackberries dangling from my handlebars. Not so, but I did go foraging for blackberries at my neighborhood grocery store's berry sale. That doesn't diminish the fact that this lovely colored liqueur isn't bursting with the flavors of summer. Had I known making blackberry liqueur was so easy, I wouldn't have wasted my time and money buying the hard to find Créme de Mûre. Even if fresh blackberries aren't available, frozen ones can be used making this an all season project, just defrost the berries first. This recipe was adapted from Serious Eats, a great website for food and drink.
- 2 cups blackberries, fresh or frozen (defrosted)
- 1 strip lime zest, white pith removed
- 3/4 cup brandy
- 1-1/4 cups vodka
- 1 cup simple syrup-recipe follows