What better way to make use of a glut of blackberries than to make blackberry vodka? You can experiment with different amounts of sugar but blackberries are quite tart so a little helps bring out the berry flavours
*This recipe is gluten free according to industry standards
caster sugar 3 tbsp
vodka 70cl bottle
First sterilise your macerating jar or bottle. Wash really well in very hot water then put in a low oven to completely dry out.
Wash the blackberries really well and add to the cooled sterilised jar. Add the sugar and vodka and shake so the sugar is well distributed. Leave in a cool dark place for 3 days, giving the jar a shake a couple of times a day.
Strain the vodka into a clean bottle. To get a clear liquid, strain through muslin or a clean J cloth. Serve ice cold.