Creme de Mure is a french blackberry liqueur that is vibrant in color, sweet and tart in taste and full of flavor. The liqueur is one of the key ingredients in a Bramble created by Dick Bradsell in the 1980’s but it’s also perfect in a Kir cocktail. If you like to experiment with different cocktails Creme de Mure should definitely be a part of your home bar.
You can either buy Creme de Mure (often quite cheap and also good quality) but why not make it yourself?
Creme de Mure / Blackberry Liqueur recipe
There is a lot of different variations on the recipes to make Creme de Mure where some use vodka or gin and some use wine (often a sweet wine like Merlot or similar). Some recipes also add a dash of Cognac, Armagnac or Brandy. My version takes a little bit of everything and use Port Wine instead of wine or a dash of cognac and I think it adds a little more depth to the Creme de Mure than if you are only using vodka or wine.
You will need
- 5 dl of blackberries or 8-10 dl frozen
- 2 dl good quality vodka
- 0,5 dl. Port wine
- 1,5 – 2,5 dl simple syrup (see her how to make it)
- Organic lemon peel. A few centimeters will do it.
Tools: Mason Jar or similar, muddler, a measuring cup and a bottle for storage.
How to (also check out the pictures below):
- Add 5 dl. fresh blackberries and 2 dl. vodka in the jar
- Bash all of the blackberries with the vodka
- Add 0,5 dl Port Wine, a 4-5 of centimeters of lemon peel and shake.
- Leave it for 3-5 days in a dark place. Shake it once a day.
- Strain it into a bowl. I just used a mesh strainer and the back of a spoon to get the last drops from the blackberries but ideally you should use a muslin cloth or cheesecloth.
- Add simple syrup to taste. You will want a liquor that have different layers of sweet, tart, bold and rich.
- Pour the liqueur in a bottle.
- Go and make yourself a Bramble – You derserve it!
Step 1 – Add the vodka to the blackberries
Step 2 – Smash the blackberries
Step 3 – Add the Port Wine and the lemon peel
Step 4 – Now just wait and shake for a week and fine strain the liqueur
Step 5 – Make a bramble or another cocktail with your homemade Creme de Mure