Homemade Creme De Mure Blackberry Liqueur

Homemade Creme De Mure Blackberry Liqueur

Homemade Creme De Mure is a delicious liqueur made from red wine and blackberries. This sweet velvety drink is best enjoyed over ice or in the classic Bramble cocktail.

Blackberry season is here and it fills me with warmth. Picking blackberries makes me think of leaves turning orange, log fires and crisp autumn mornings. On dark and cold autumn nights I enjoy nothing more than a warming liqueur and Homemade Creme De Mure is even more satisfying knowing I made it.

Classic Gin Bramble Cocktail
Classic Bramble Cocktail

It’s a really simple process and starts with a walk to forage for blackberries. Once you have collected enough blackberries you steep them in red wine, which smells incredible, like a jug of blackberry sangria. You then strain the mixture and heat with sugar to make a syrup before adding the gin and bottling.

Homemade Creme De Mure BlackBerry Liquor
Blackberries from The Delectable Garden

I’ve managed to pick enough blackberries to make 2.4 litres of Homemade Creme De Mure. I purchased 150ml swing top glass bottles rather than opening a big bottle and letting it go to waste. I will also gift a few in some Christmas hampers I will make for friends. Homemade Creme De Mure is a key ingredient in a classic Bramble cocktail so I’m sure my friend and family will appreciate a bottle at Christmas.

Foraging

I let an area of my garden go a bit wild this summer as a result I managed to collect enough for all my Homemade Creme De Mure. The forager in me can’t resist the urge to collect food wherever I am. Whilst on a walk by the Quayside in Newcastle I notices an area full of blackberries and elderberries, I pulled out a couple of poo bags and started foraging.

Blackberry picking by the Tyne Bridge
Blackberry picking with a view – Tyne Bridge

Along with bottles of Homemade Creme De Mure I also have a litre jar of elderberry gin infusing in my kitchen cupboard. I will also bottle this for the Christmas hampers. Elderberries are in season so you can forage for them now and make a bottle of Elderberry Gin in time for the festive season. Click here for the recipe I shared on Instagram.

Homemade Elderberry Gin

Tips for a tastier drink

When selecting a red wine and gin for Homemade Creme De Mure make sure they are varieties you like. You can really taste the red wine and gin in this, so they have to be good quality to enjoy the end result simply over ice.

The recipe calls for you to simmer the mixture, make sure you do this over a low heat, a few bubbles are fine, hard boiling the mixture will impact the flavour.

Roll on Autumn we are ready for you!

Homemade Creme De Mure

Homemade Creme De Mure

Homemade Creme De Mure is a delicious liqueur made from red wine and blackberries. This sweet velvety drink is best enjoyed over ice or in the classic Bramble cocktail.
Prep Time2 d 20 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Course: Cocktails, Drinks
Cuisine: French
Keyword: Alcohol, Cocktail, Drink, easy
Servings: 24 x 50ml servings
Calories: 200kcal

Ingredients

  • 500 g large ripe blackberries
  • 70 cl bottle of medium bodied red wine
  • 500 g caster sugar
  • 300 ml gin

Instructions

  • Place the blackberries in a colander. Run the cold tap over the blackberries to rinse them. Leave to one side for 10 minutes to allow to drain.
  • Pour the wine and blackberries into a large bowl and mash with a potato masher. Cover the bowl and place in the fridge for 2 days, mash the blackberries daily.
  • After 2 days line a sieve with muslin and place over a large pan. Pour in the blackberry mixture, place in the fridge and let it strain for an hour.
  • Add the sugar to the pan and place over a medium heat. Stir until the sugar has dissolved then turn down the heat and allow to simmer for 30 minutes, until the liquid has thickened into syrup. Do not be tempted to boil the mixture, this can impact the flavour.
  • Remove from the heat, stir in the gin and carefully pour into sterilised bottles. Store in a cool dark place for up to a year.
  • Enjoy over ice or make a refreshing Bramble cocktail (see the recipe below).

Notes

If you make any of my recipes don’t forget to tag me! @TheDelectableGarden on Instagram and @TDG.co.uk on Facebook
Makes approximately 1200ml of Creme De Mure.
Calories are for guide purposes only and are based on ingredients I used.

Classic Bramble Cocktail

A refreshing gin cocktail made with Homemade Creme De Mure. A classic cocktail found on most bar menus and a favourite of mine.

Classic Bramble Cocktail

A refreshing gin cocktail made with Creme De Mure. A classic cocktail found on most bar menus.
Prep Time5 mins
Course: Alcohol, Cocktails, Drinks
Cuisine: British
Keyword: Alcohol, Cocktail, Drink
Servings: 1
Calories: 180kcal

Ingredients

  • 50 ml gin
  • 25 ml fresh lemon juice
  • 15 ml sugar syrup
  • 15 ml Homemade Creme De Mure

Instructions

  • Pour the gin, lemon juice and sugar syrup into a cocktail shaker with ice and shake for a minute.
  • Pour the Creme De Mure into a tumbler and fill with crushed ice. Pour the gin mixture over the top of the ice.
  • Garnish with blackberries and a sprig of mint and enjoy.

Notes

Don’t forget to tag me if you make a Classic Bramble Cocktail- @TheDelectableGarden on Instagram and @TDG.co.uk on Facebook
Calories are provided for guide purposes only and are based on ingredients I used.

Don’t forget to tag me on Instagram and Facebook if you make any of my recipes. Click on the links and follow me to ensure you never miss a recipe.

The recipes include Sugar Syrup and Sterilised bottles. Click on the links to see my how to guides.

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Both Homemade Creme De Mure and Classic Bramble Cocktail contain alcohol and are suitable for adults. Please enjoy responsibly.

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Enjoy,

Lee

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