DIY Blackberry Liqueur Recipe

Blackberry liqueur, also known as creme de mure, is a summer must! It has the brightness of berries and the richness of a sophisticated liqueur all rolled into one.

Note: If using frozen berries, defrost them first. Blackberry juice can stain clothes and counter tops, so be careful and clean up spills right away. The touch of lime adds another dimension to the liqueur and brings out the fresh tartness of the berries, but you can leave it out or substitute lemon, if desired. To make simple syrup, combine 1 cup water with 1 cup sugar in a small saucepan and heat over medium heat, stirring constantly, until sugar is dissolved. Cool before using. Simple syrup will keep in a sealed container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.

Recipe Facts



Active: 10 mins
Total: 96 hrs
Serves: 32 servings
Makes: 4 cups

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  • 2 cups blackberries

  • 3/4 cup brandy

  • 1 1/4 cups vodka

  • 1/2-inch piece of lime zest without pith (optional)

  • 1 cup simple syrup (see notes)


  1. Place the blackberries and lime zest in a sealable glass jar, muddle lightly to release juice, and then add brandy and vodka. Seal and shake. Let mixture steep for 3 days at room temperature away from direct sunlight. Strain through a fine mesh strainer, pressing down to extract juice, then filter mixture through a coffee filter or through two layers of cheesecloth. Discard solids.

  2. Combine blackberry infusion and simple syrup in a sealable bottle or jar, then shake to mix. Let rest for a minimum of one day. Store in the refrigerator for up to two months.

Special Equipment

fine-mesh strainer, cheesecloth

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Nutrition Facts (per serving)
52 Calories
0g Fat
6g Carbs
0g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 32
Amount per serving
Calories 52
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 0mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 6g 2%
Dietary Fiber 0g 2%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 0g
Vitamin C 2mg 9%
Calcium 3mg 0%
Iron 0mg 0%
Potassium 15mg 0%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)