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Blackberry Whisky Recipe

Blackberry whisky

Published: October 4, 2018 at 1:21 pm
  • Preparation and cooking time
    • Total time
    • + infusing
  • Easy
  • Makes 750ml

Check out this quick and easy whisky using foraged blackberries. The subtle spiciness of blackberries is a perfect match for whisky. Use an affordable blended scotch, which you can tweak by adding in whole, toasted spices (such as cardamom) to infuse


Try this recipe for homemade blackberry whisky, then check out our blackberry vodka, blackberry cake, blackberry jam, blackberry muffins and more blackberry recipes.

Looking for more whisky cocktail recipes? Check out our whisky highball, whisky sour, manhattan and plenty more.


  • 500-600g blackberries
  • 300g caster sugar
  • 750ml blended scotch whisky


  • STEP 1

    Tip the blackberries into a large sterilised mason jar and gently muddle them with the end of a rolling pin.

  • STEP 2

    Add the sugar and whisky, seal the jar and give it a good shake. Store in a cool, dark place (give it a good shake every other day to help the sugar dissolve) for at least three weeks (it will get better the longer you leave it), tasting regularly until you’re happy with the flavour. Once the whisky is ready, filter out the berries through a piece of muslin or jelly bag (or keep them in for bursts of juicy fruit while you drink) and seal in a large sterilised bottle.


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