If you can’t get enough of berry-infused gin, good news is you can actually make your own at home with this easy-to-follow blackberry gin recipe.
This recipe is ideal for any gin lover as it is simple and easy to make, requiring only three key ingredients.
And don’t worry about using an ultra fancy gin as any kind of classic gin you already own will do.
How to Make Blackberry Gin
- 250g ripe blackberries
- 70cl gin, try to go for one that doesn’t have a complex combination of botanicals
- 110g white sugar
- Cinnamon stick (optional)
- Place the blackberries in a jar and cover with the sugar.
- Add the gin and give the jar a good shake. Place the jar in a dark place like a kitchen cupboard.
- Give the jar a shake every so often over the next few days until the sugar has dissolved.
- Leave to mature. It’s drinkable within four weeks but feel free to keep it up to three months.
- Strain the gin through a muslin cloth, try not to break up the blackberries. Pour the liquid into a bottle. If you think it needs it, add a little more sugar and shake until it’s dissolved.
- After four weeks, the gin should have a rich dark red colour. It still holds a boozy strength but with a fruity tone of the blackberries.
- If you leave the gin for three months, it mellows and the full fruitiness of the blackberries comes through and it’s smooth enough to serve over ice as a liqueur.
You can also consider adding a cinnamon stick at the same time as the sugar for a spicy kick to your gin.