Lemon Vodka Marinated Blackberries

Today is Libations Part 2 for #HandCraftedEdibles and today we’re bringing on the garnishes!

Now, today’s marinated blackberries aren’t really going to preserve well for gifts (they’re best eaten right away), but they are marinated in that yummy lemon vodka I shared a few weeks ago!

The marinated berries are delicious!  They’re fresh and juicy and I love the pop of lemon the infused vodka adds!  These are amazing straight out of the marinade and also for garnishing fancy lemonades like Thyme Infused Lemonade.  I also have a brand new drink (that I’ve been hinting at) and that’s coming up a little later this week, so don’t miss it!

If you’re looking for an edible garnish that preserves well to give as a gift, I highly recommended these Bourbon Cherries (plus you ca use them as truffles!!), just don’t eat them all yourself!

Thanks to these fabulous, cocktail-serving gals for these creations:

Next week, check back for our recipes for jams and jellies. Or check out our #handcraftededibles pinterest board.

Lemon Vodka Marinated Blackberries

1 cup fresh blackberries
1 sprig fresh basil, optional
½ cup lemon vodka

Place the berries into a clean cup or jar.  Add enough vodka to submerge the berries.  Cover and refrigerate for 1-2 hours.  Remove the berries and enjoy.  Save the remaining vodka for another time.

In an effort to make all of her holiday gifts this year, Camilla at Culinary Adventures with Camilla invited some of her favorite foodie bloggers to share recipes for hand-crafted treats. Over the course of twelve weeks, we'll be sharing recipes from adorable jarred gifts (last week's theme) to cookie platters and everything in between. Hope you'll follow along for inspiration. You can find out more information, including the schedule: here.

This week, we're continuing our homemade libations - here's the first installment that kicked off the series, Libations, Part I - and here we are at Part II.


  1. These look beautiful. I would happily add them to a cocktail. Thanks for sharing!

  2. What a GREAT recipe, Amy. Thanks. I can just imagine these in a tasty holiday cocktail. I hope I can still get blackberries!

  3. Forget saving that Lemon Vodka for another day. Give me a glass of ice and some of those luscious blackberries for garnish and I will be all set!!

  4. I feel like these might be a little dangerous...but boy do they look delicious! Great recipe Amy :)

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