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Blackberry Moonshine

 

 

Ingredients:

 

1 Bottle (Liter) Everclear

3 to 4 containers Blackberries – you want right around 20 ounces of berries

 

4 cups water

3 cups sugar — you might want to cut way back on the sugar–I have been informed that this is way to sweet. Maybe 1 1/2 cups instead. Read comments below.

 

Directions:

 

Pour the grain alcohol into a large jar with a lid
(Jar should be at least 1/2 gallon in size)
Now put blackberries in with the Everclear
Crush the blackberries with a wood spoon
Seal the jar
Let the jar sit for 3 weeks
Shake the jar every other day
 
After the 3 weeks has passed — it is time to make the simple syrup
 
Bring water to a boil and add sugar
Stir constantly until the sugar dissolves
Let cool completely
 
While sugar is cooling
Strain the blackberries out of the jar
Return alcohol back into the jar
Now pour in the sugar mixture
Seal the jar
Let this sit for two weeks or even longer

 

 


15 Responses to Blackberry Moonshine Recipe

  • Dean Chrispen says:

    Yes I found out to late that 3 cups of sugar was to much no biggie I just added more everclear and water, also you want to use cheese cloth to wring out the everclear from the berry pulp or you’ll lose about a cup of the full strength flavored alcohol.

  • Kelly says:

    Can I use frozen berries for this recipe? I have tons in the freezer. Maybe I would have to drain them before using them if frozen.

  • Gina says:

    will a proof and trailles hydrometer work accurately for this recipe? or will the added sugars mess up the reading? if so, should i try one thats used to proof wine/beer?

  • Peter says:

    Does anyone know what the amounts should be if I were to use a half gallon of 190 proof everclear?

  • JERRY says:

    SINCE I GROW BLACKBERRIES IN MY GARDEN, I’LL TRY THE RECIPE. I HOPE I CAN CUT THE EVERCLEAR ENOUGH AS THERE ARE ALL SORTS OF WARNINGS ON THE LABEL.

  • braden says:

    3 cups is way too much unless you like a syrupy drink when put in the freezer. Try 1 1/2 cups sugar to 4 cups water

    • admin says:

      Hi Braden
      After looking at many Moonshine recipes — most of them call for lots of sugar. I have not made this recipe, but with the booze, water and berries – I don’t know, I think 3 cups is about right.
      Not positive — but after researching lots of other recipes, it sounds about right.
      Aug 11, 2014 —
      OK it has been confirmed by several that 3 cups is way to sweet – I stand corrected.

      • Todd says:

        Tried the recipe, good but very sweet with 3 cups of sugar. I guess it depends on what you want. Personally, I’m going to cut back on the sugar next time.

        • admin says:

          Hi Todd
          Oh Thank You for letting us know that. So many recipes for the different moonshine recipes call for 3 cups sugar — so I am glad you let us know this. I don’t like real sweet either. So Thank You so much for coming back here and commenting about all that sugar.

          Take Care,
          Janie

  • Dean Chrispen says:

    Can you tell me what the proof of this blackberry moonshine would be? and would It be sweet with 3 cups of sugar?

    Thank you

    • admin says:

      Hi Dean
      The proof depends on what proof you use — usually 190 proof.

      I don’t think it would be to sweet. I know it sure sounds sweet, but if it were me, I would stick to the recipe — make a batch and see how it is and go from there.
      Aug 11, 2014
      Yes I have been corrected, this recipe comes out way to sweet with all that sugar.

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