So after making that Blood OrangeCello for Twin Cities Live last week, I realized how easy it is to make a Limoncello-style liqueur. It’s very easy. I became addicted to the stuff. So much so that I wondered if anyone had made a blackberry version….I searched and searched and I saw no evidence of Blackberry Limoncello. Then and there I decided to create it. And after tasting my first batch, it is good stuff, Maynard.
The timeline of having the liquid sit for 48 hours is still there, it does really need that time to let the flavors develop. And if you do any taste testing between 0-48 hours, you will see that it is not ready at all, it really does need 48 hours minimum to be fully tasty. I actually prefer to let it set for 3 entire days, just to make sure it’s at it’s most flavorful. I even went fully organic with the fruit, just because it was going to be soaking in the vodka and syrup, so why not keep all of the nasty chemicals out?
I served it ICE cold with a splash of lemon San Pellegrino. But it would be mega delicious over ice. Really tangy & sweet, and makes a pretty magenta color with the blackberry juices.
So make this already! It is that good!!
2 1/2 cups of vodka, I used Grey Goose
6 large organic lemons, peeled then juiced
1 6oz. package fresh organic blackberries
1 cup water
1.5 cups sugar