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Blackberry Schnapps

Blackberry schnapps - based on fresh, wild blackberries - is a very delicious schnapps. Rich, fruity and sweet. Has a deep purple colour and a wonderful taste.

Serve with all types of cheese, cream cheese, cheesecakes, ice creams and desserts.

Or use a little schnapps in your marmalades, jams, and fruit sauces.

Also excellent as after-dinner drink - or turned into a liqueur.

Blackberry schnapps blends very well with...


For best result, use fresh, wild blackberries. You can use cultivated berries, but the wild ones are much more tasteful and aromatic. The berries must be black, fully ripe and juicy before you pick them.

Cluster of unripe and ripe blackberries.


  • Rinse the blackberries carefully.

  • Leave them to dry in the shadow - on paper towel.

  • If your berries are frozen - defrost them in the vodka.

  • Use a clean glass jar with tight-fitting lid.

  • Fill 1/2 - 2/3 of the jar with fully ripe berries.

  • Fill up with clear, unflavoured vodka - 40% alcohol content (80 proof).

  • Steep for 3-4 months in a dark place at room temperature, 18-20°C (64-68°F).

  • Shake lightly and taste it from time to time.

  • Strain and filter your infusion into a clean glass bottle or jar with tight-fitting lid.

You can serve your blackberry schnapps after it has settled for a couple of days. It has a fresh, fruity taste. Or you can store (age) it for 4-6 months in a dark place at room temperature before serving.

The flavours will change rather much during storage. For the better, I think. But it's a matter of taste. Some prefer the fresh, fruity taste - while others prefer their blackberry schnapps after some storage.

Note: If for some reason you are not satisfied with your infusion, there are ways to adjust both taste and flavours - click here to see how.

Serve your blackberry schnapps at room temperature in suitable glasses. And remember to keep your schnapps bottle tightly closed and in a dark place before and between servings.