Blackberry Liqueur is easy to make and versatile to use. It’s wonderful by itself or mixed with some prosecco or white wine. Blackberry Liqueur is also wonderful on ice-cream or as a flavoring in baked goods. Put some in decorative bottles for lovely holiday gifts – if you can bear to part with it.
When I was a kid, I loved the Anne of Green Gables stories. We even visited Green gables on Prince Edward Island on one of our family vacations. One part of the story always puzzled me though. How on earth could Diana get so drunk on currant wine? I didn’t grow to like wine until I was in my 30’s so it was hard to imagine a wine that was so delicious a child would drink lots of it.
BBC food had a recipe for blackberry liqueur so I thought I’d give it a try. The recipe was pretty vague and overly sweet so I’ve made some adjustments.
At first glance making blackberry liqueur looks time consuming. I mashed blackberries into red wine and let it sit for 2 days. Then it took a few hours to strain out the seeds and skins. But that’s just waiting. The actual time I was doing something was less than half an hour. I think putting the finished product into a bottle was the hardest part because I don’t have a funnel.
The result is just amazing. I could see Diana getting drunk on this. You really can’t taste the alcohol or the wine in the blackberry liqueur. If you’re going to use it right away and keep it refrigerated, you could skip the vodka and reduce the alcohol content.
Blackberry liqueur is amazing poured over vanilla or chocolate ice-cream. It’s great with fruit pies, custards, cakes, or all by itself. You can also use it as a flavoring in your baked goods. Drizzle a little blackberry liqueur on sponge cake and top with whipped cream for a delightful fruity cake.
and here are some more ideas
Everything in a jar from The Gunny Sack
Citrus Bath Salts from A Pumpkin and a Princess