How To Make Blackberry Moonshine Mash

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Hey girl! This is your lucky day. I’ve concocted your new favorite moonshine cocktail. Meet my Lavender Blackberry Moonshine Recipe. It’s got lavender and blackberry and lemonade and moonshine. It’s like sweet sophistication in your mouth.

I’m adding this one to the best moonshine recipes you’ll need to try because YOU ARE GOING TO WANT TO TRY THIS ONE! ???? I think you’re going to like it as much as you like my Caramel Apple Moonshine Recipe.
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  • To make the Lavender Blackberry Sauce:
    1 Tablespoon Dried Lavender Flowers
    1/4 cup Monin Blackberry
    1/4 cup moonshine
    1/4 cup agave nectar
  • 1/2 cup blackberries

In a small saucepan over medium heat, combine the Monin Blackbery, Moonshine, Agave Nectar and Blackberries. Bring to a gentle boil for 5 minutes, mashing the blackberries as they get soft. Add in the dried lavender flowers and boil for 1 more minute. Remove from the heat and let steep for at least 1 hour, up to 24 hours (transfer to a glass jar with lid once cooled enough and place in the fridge).

  1. To make the cocktail:
    (makes 1 cocktail)
    1 heaping Tablespoon of the Lavender Blackberry Sauce
    1.5 ounces Moonshine (I used Devil’s Share Moonshine, but another favorite is JJ’s Midnight Moon)
  2. 1 cup of Homemade Lemonade (see recipe below)

In a glass of choice (stemless champagne flute or high ball), pour the heaping tablespoon of the Lavender Blackberry Sauce in the bottom of your glass.

Add the moonshine and homemade lemonade into a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake until super cold and pour into your glass. Gently stir to combine the sauce with the lemonade & moonshine.

Garnish with a sprinkle of dried lavender flowers or a sprig of lavender. Cheers!

**Please drink responsibly!!**

  • Homemade Lemonade:
    12 large lemons
    2 cups sugar
  • 3 cups water

In a medium saucepan over low-medium heat, combine the sugar and the water. Cook until sugar completely dissolves. While the sugar-water syrup (aka simple syrup) is cooking, juice 12 lemons.

Remove the simple syrup from the heat and cool before combining with the lemon juice. Strain the lemon juice into a large pitcher, add 3/4 of the simple syrup and 4 cups of water. Stir to combine.

Taste and either add more simple syrup or more water.



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Blackberry Moonshine Cocktail recipe

Toast to the summer with this Blackberry Moonshine Cocktail recipe, with a sweet and spicy kick. This is what you get when you mix a little bit of the South with a little bit of beach vibes. Enjoy this along with my summer entertaining ideas and you’ll be all set for happy hour or theme parties. 

How To Make Blackberry Moonshine Mash

This blackberry moonshine cocktail is a southerner-tropical fusion of flavors

As a Southern-bred gal I’m quite familiar with the iconic spirit, Moonshine. Practically everyone I know has a story about it. However, this is not your wayward uncle’s moonshine!

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Today I’ve got the perfect summer cocktail for you, incorporating the Blockader’s Blackberry Moonshine. This drink gets its sweetness from pineapple juice plus a little kick of heat from a dash (or 2) of cayenne pepper. It’s a great balance of flavors with a slight fizz from club soda.

When to serve this blackberry moonshine drink

Serve this drink at a Southern style dinner party or include it in your tropical themed party ideas. The flavors make it so versatile. I would even say that the color and leaf garnish would make this a great drink for this peach botanical garden party. 

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Blackberry Moonshine Recipe

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Do you have wild blackberries growing on your property or in your garden? This homemade blackberry moonshine recipe requires only a few simple ingredients and a little patience to wait for fermentation. This blackberry brandy recipe can also be diluted to make homemade blackberry wine.

Health Benefits of Blackberries

Blackberries are widely known for their anticancer properties, due to their abundance of antioxidants. Studies have shown that regular consumption of blackberries is effective at reducing the risk of esophageal, cervical, and breast cancer.

Blackberries are also known to relieve hemorrhoids and intestinal inflammation. Blackberry leaves can also ease mouth ulcers, and a blackberry compress was historically used on external wounds for its antimicrobial properties and to reduce bleeding.

Harvesting Blackberries

Harvesting fresh blackberries can be tricky when foraging through the timber. Blackberries have thorns, so wearing good shoes or boots along with durable jeans can help prevent injury.

Most blackberries will produce a crop ready for harvest by July through August.

If you need to store blackberries until enough are harvested, you can store blackberries in the freezer (blackberries have a very short shelf life).

Optional Blackberry Wine Ingredients

  • Adding yeast to the recipe can jump-start the fermentation process, yielding homemade moonshine in fewer months. If you are using home-grown blackberries (not store-bought), adding yeast is not necessary because of the natural yeast found on the surface of the blackberry. Store-bought berries are loaded with preservatives and chemicals that prevent the fermentation process, giving the berries a longer shelf-life. Adding yeast will be necessary when using store-bought berries.
  • Raisins will add body to the blackberry wine, meaning that they increase the viscosity of the blackberry brandy. This also allows the flavors to linger in the mouth longer, and also gives off a slight caramel taste. Adding raisins may also increase the sweetness of the drink (great for dessert alcohol).
  • Pectin can also be added to thicken the blackberry schnapps, however wild blackberries contain a lot of pectin naturally and is not necessary to add additional.
  • Tannin can be added to increase the bitterness and dryness taste of the moonshine or wine. A natural source of tannin includes green oak leaves and grape leaves.

Blackberry Mead Equipment

Blackberry Moonshine Ingredients:

  • 1.5 pounds of blackberries (about 5 cups)
  • 1.5 pounds of honey (about 2 cups)
  • 0.5 pounds of raisins (about 1.5 cups)
  • 1 gallon of water

How to Make Blackberry Moonshine

  1. Sanitize everything that will be used in the brewing process.
  2. Heat about 1/2 gallon of water in the pot on low heat. Once it’s starting to steam (not boiling), add the honey and stir it so it dissolves. Let the diluted honey cool to less than 90 degrees Fahrenheit (so that natural yeast is not killed by hot water).

  3. Add blackberries and raisins into the one-gallon jug.
  4. Use the funnel and carefully pour the cool diluted honey mixture into the jug.
  5. Top off the jug with cold water, leaving at least 2 inches of head space on top. Put the lid on the jug and gently mix everything around a bit.

  6. Add water to the airlock, and put it with the rubber stopper into the end of the carboy. Store in a cool dark place. It should start bubbling within 12-24 hours.
  7. After about 4-6 weeks of fermenting, and once all bubbles have stopped rising in the jug and airlock, the mead can be bottled and aged.

    The blackberry moonshine is drinkable 2 months after bottling, and tastes best about 1 year later.

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How To Make Blackberry Moonshine MashThe best blackberry moonshine recipe, legal for home consumption!

  • 1½ pounds blackberries (about 5 cups)
  • 1½ pounds honey (about 2 cups)
  • ½ pound raisins (about 1½ cups)
  • 1 gallon water
  • Clean and sanitize everything before starting.
  • Heat ½ gallon of water over low heat. When it starts to steam, but before it boils, turn off the heat and add the honey. Stir until the honey dissolves into the water. Let cool.1½ pounds honey, 1 gallon water
  • Add blackberries and raisins into the 1 gallon carboy.1½ pounds blackberries, ½ pound raisins
  • After diluted honey has cooled to less than 90°F, pour into carboy.1 gallon water, 1½ pounds honey
  • Top the carboy off with cold water, making sure to leave at least 2 inches of headspace. Shake gently.
  • Airlock the carboy (make sure to add water to the airlock), and store in a cool and dark place. It should start bubbling within 12-24 hours.
  • After 4-6 weeks, the bubbles should stop, and the siphon can be used to bottle the moonshine. Bottle into flip top bottles (that are clean and sanitized), being careful to not siphon any sediment. Let the bottled moonshine age for at least 2 months.

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Blackberry Moonshine recipe

In order to improve organoleptic properties, it is preferred to use wine or wild (on the surface of berries) yeast, because distillers, baker’s dry or compressed yeast almost completely offset the delicate berry flavor.

The only flaw that wild and wine yeast have is that fermentation lasts 3-5 times longer.

Therefore if you want to keep pleasant Blackberry flavor, use wine yeast, or a natural yeast that is on blackberries (do not wash them, as it will wash off natural yeast).


  • Blackberries – 6 lbs/3 kilos
  • Sugar – 1-2.2 lbs/0.5-1 kilo (optional)
  • Water – 3 liters (and additional 4 liters per each pound/kilo of sugar)
  • Yeast (Wine Yeast or Distillers Yeast)

Blackberry Brew Recipe:

  1. Crush the unwashed (only if you use wild yeast, if using Wine or Distillers yeast, you can wash berries) berries by hands or in any other way until smooth.
  2. Put the mash in a fermentation vessel. Add water, sugar, and yeast (optional) and mix it. It is desirable to leave about 25-30% of free space in the vessel for foam and carbon dioxide.
  3. Install airlock on a bottleneck. Leave the mash in a dark place with a stable temperature of 65-82°F/18-27°C.
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Using a glove instead of an Air lock

The fermentation might last 4-45 days depending on the chosen yeast, sugar content, and temperature (4-10 days for distillers or baker’s yeast, 15-45 days for wild or wine yeast). The fully fermented wash is bitter and unsweet, the airlock will stop bubbling within a few days and there will be a sediment layer at the bottom.

Making Blackberry Moonshine

  1. Filter the fermented wash through a few layers of gauze and pour it into a distillatory vessel of a moonshine still. Squeeze the contents of gauze, you won’t need dry husks.
  2. Perform the first distillation of the mash without fractionation. Finish drawing off the distillate with ABV dropping below 30%.
  3. Measure the ABV of the obtained blackberry moonshine and determine the amount of pure alcohol (the volume multiplied by the ABV and divided by 100).
  4. Dilute the distillate with water up to 18-20% and perform fractional distillation. Draw off the first 10-12% of the pure alcohol separately. This harmful fraction is called “heads.” Due to a high concentration of hazardous admixtures, it’s not fit for drinking.
  5. Draw off “the body” (main product) until the ABV drops below 45%. Finish the distillation or gather “tails” separately.
  6. Dilute the blackberry moonshine with water until the desired ABV (40-45%). Then bottle it for storing, hermetically sealing the bottles with lids. You should let the distillate mature for 2-3 days in a dark cold place before tasting.

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Make lip-smacking blackberry moonshine easily with this simple step-by-step recipe! 

One of the biggest misconceptions about moonshine is the fact that many think this craft spirit is hard to drink or tastes terrible. In fact, the opposite is true! While moonshine may be correctly known as a strong drink, its taste can vary widely. 

The reason for this is the fact that moonshine can be made of a wide variety of ingredients. While traditionally moonshine is made from corn, it can actually be made from any type of fermentable sugar. This means that you can convert starch into sugar (you can even make moonshine from cereal!) but you can also use fruit and even sugar. 

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Can you Make Moonshine from Sugar?

In fact, using sugar as a base for moonshine, (also called sugar shine) is a simple and popular option if you plan on infusion your moonshine to add flavor. This technique has gained a lot of support because it is cheap (you can make a gallon for under $5) and it is easy. 

Another reason this method for making moonshine is popular is that it eliminates the need to fractionate your moonshine. Fractionating your yield of moonshine is normally essential to avoid getting sick from drinking the by-products often produced by moonshine. 

Fractionating moonshine can be intimidating to a novice moonshiner, since it relies on monitoring the temperature of your shine as it is distilled. Fortunately, sugar shine does not require fractionating so it is a good option for someone just getting started with moonshining, or who wants a simple method for making spirits. 

Learn how to Fractionate Moonshine with our How to Make Moonshine Guide

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