DoG’s Blackberry Moonshine Liqueur

This is for all of you Blackberry aficionados and by request from a couple of site members. Here are two recipes that were given to me about 10 or so years ago, I had to find them in my files, (actually a stack of miscellaneous notes on scraps of paper in a file folder.) I am unsure of the source. The first is using fresh Blackberries and the second is for those who cannot wait, it uses blackberry flavoring extract. This, like the rest of our “Moonshine” is actually a liqueur made from distilled liquors, they are fun to make, can be customized to your own taste and are certainly cheaper than the store bought equivalent.

DoG’s Blackberry Moonshine Liqueur No 1

2 cups Blackberries, washed, choose only the best to use
1 cup Sugar
1 cup 100-Proof Vodka
1 cup Brandy
1 cup Light Corn Syrup
1 teaspoon Lemon Zest
1 tablespoon fresh squeezed Lemon Juice

  1. Put the Blackberries in a clean 2 Quart jar and add sugar. Crush the berries with a wooden spoon and let them stand for 1 hour.
  2. Add Vodka and Brandy, cap it tightly and shake it vigorously.
  3. Add Corn Syrup, Lemon Zest and Lemon Juice. Let it stand in a cool dark place for 2 weeks.
  4. Use cheese cloth or a fine-mesh strainer to strain out the solids. Throw them out.
  5. Transfer to a clean container and let everything settle for a week.
  6. Filter into your final container. It’s best if you cover and age this for 1 month.

This should yield about 1 quart.

Now for those of you who cannot wait, the following is our KISS method Shortcut.

DoG’s Blackberry Moonshine Liqueur No 2

1 ½ cups Sugar
1 cup Water
1 ½ teaspoons Blackberry Flavoring Extract
1 ½ cups 100-Proof Vodka

  1. Make a simple syrup by bringing the sugar and water to a boil over medium-high heat, while stirring constantly to prevent burning of the sugar. When the liquid is clear, remove it from the heat and let it stand until just warm. (Alcohol evaporates at a little over 170 degrees)
  2. Pour this into a clean 1 quart jar with a tight fitting lid. Add your Flavoring and Vodka, Put a Lid On It and Shake It Up. You are done with your creation.
  3. You can drink this right away but it will taste better if you can wait a week or two or three!

This yields about a fifth.

For those those of you who don’t know, DoG’s are our initials’, Dave or Gretchen.  I was told it could not be GoD’s because that one was already taken and could be considered politically incorrect . . . as if I ever have been!  I hope you enjoy, Dave

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23 Responses to DoG’s Blackberry Moonshine Liqueur

  1. mageroux says:

    currently making the blackberry and i decided to try a raspberry/blueberry mix. thought that might be interesting. also using 190 proof everclear for a kick. wish me luck!

  2. sweetpeach says:

    Dave , I have a 105 sugar shine, very smooth and would like to make a blackberry and strawberries out of frozen berries 1 Ib bags ,would you happen to have a recipe for those fruit. I made the peach, apple pie and that turned out great and I also made a blueberry and it was wonderful. Please email at
    Thanks so much…

  3. mo says:

    can anyone please send me the spreadsheet, I play pool and everyone loves it! Please send it to
    thank you so much

  4. dmanjay says:

    Hello new member here love all your recipes can you email
    me the spreadsheet to thanks!

  5. ginger67 says:

    Want to make grape moonshine using everclear…. any receipes?

  6. raven69x says:

    Would you please send me the spreadsheet and the recipe for pumpkin pie shine?Thanks!

  7. John says:

    Thank you for the site and recipes. Could I get a copy of the spread sheet?

  8. jmham says:

    can you email spreadsheet to

  9. raysgirl says:

    Can you make the second recipe with Everclear or is it better with Vodka? Thanks!

  10. Cryptsales says:

    Hi Dave.
    I have truly enjoyed all of your shine recipes. So much fun on many levels. I feel your spreadsheet could be helpful in my experimenting in the future. Thanks to you, and all who post their results on this great site.

    Thanks for all you do Dave !

  11. sipdip23 says:

    I would realy like a good blueberry recipe thinking about trying something’s myself but a good start would help thanx

  12. Pam says:

    Hey Dave….I am so glad I found your site. Can’t wait to make some of your moonshine recipes. I would also like to have the spreadsheet everyone is talking about and requesting. Could you please e-mail it to me. I would appreciate it. I want to make some next weekend. THX.

  13. milkman1 says:

    has anybody tried a blueberry recipe?

    • katzace says:

      Can you email spreadsheet to

    • Shel914 says:

      Yes I have tried making a blueberry one and it is very tasty.
      I used two 64 ounce bottles of cranberry blueberry juice, 2 pints of blueberrys, approximately 2 cups brown sugar (if you can find blueberry syrup add 1 cup of that), and 3 very large cinnamon sticks. Simmered that for a good hour or so. Used my emersion blender and blended up the blueberries so they were no longer. Let is all cool for a good hour and then added 1/2 a liter or approx 2 cups of 190 proof everclear. When I put it into the jars I run it through a china cap (cone shaped colander) just to get the skins from the blueberries out. You could probably do the same thing using a strainer with a couple of layers of cheesecloth. .
      It really turns out great. It makes about 5 quart jars.
      I am trying to make grape moonshine right now. I’m sure it’ll turn out great/grape lol sorry couldn’t resist. :)

  14. gaye874 says:

    can you use canned blackberry?

  15. mullz says:

    So instead of vodka could I just use straight moonshine?

  16. killureyes says:

    Just curious WHY no one ever comments back even though they write they will…

    I am most interested in the cherry pie and especially this strawberry shortcake one.
    While I live in PA, YES, I travel to another state and have for years for the Everclear, just friday I seen strawberry shortcake vodka….contemplated it but didn’t get it because I do not care for vodka.

    Just curious…Rumchata…I make home make my milk, Horchata, do you personally think that I could experiment with rum or cheat with the rum extract and figure this out, have you ever had it or seen a recipe for Rumchata or something close to that.
    (Horchata is most excellent in ANY cream based drink….trust me)

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