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Homemade Moonshine Recipe Without a Still

It’s really fun learning how to make moonshine! We’re making legal moonshine here, which is an easy moonshine recipe. This is the best way to make moonshine without a still.

Plus, you can take this moonshine recipe and apply it to almost any flavor using fresh fruits. Here’s how to make Blackberry Moonshine – which is a delicious flavored moonshine.

homemade moonshine blackberry recipe

 Homemade Moonshine Recipe

No need to worry about blowing up your moonshine still! Anyone can make this homemade blackberry moonshine recipe with just a few simple ingredients and a little patience.

Plus, we’ve added our 4 favorite ways to serve homemade moonshine below.

Want to make Apple Pie Moonshine? Here’s our locally famous recipe: Apple Pie Moonshine
 

How to Make Moonshine Without a Still?

Technically, moonshine is a homemade, unaged high proof grain alcohol, typically around 190 proof. The process to make moonshine from scratch, starting with a corn mash to distilling is quite difficult and illegal without a license.

There’s no need to go through this complicated process (with uncertain results) when we can legally buy 190 proof grain alcohol. A high proof alcohol is essentially the base for aged and flavored liquors such as whisky and vodka.

To make moonshine easy, we simply start with a high proof, quality base alcohol.

I typically use the brands Everclear, Mohawk or Nikolai and all of these are readily available in liquor stores.

The process is essentially the same for most fruit flavored moonshine recipes. You might want to check out our hugely popular Apple Pie Moonshine recipe too.
  

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Sealed Empty Mason Jar

 
 Ready to get started? Here’s how to make moonshine.

Homemade Moonshine: Phase 1 (3 weeks)

Ingredients:

  • 1 Liter 190 proof grain alcohol (Everclear), you can find it at liquor stores.
  • 3 6oz containers of fresh blackberries

Directions:

  1. Pour the grain alcohol into a 1/2 gallon jar with a lid.
  2. Add all of the blackberries.
  3. Crush the blackberries with a wooden spoon.
  4. Seal the jar and let it sit for 3 weeks.
  5. Shake the jar every other day.

 

Homemade Moonshine Ingredients – Grain Alcohol and Blackberries

 
 

Homemade Moonshine: Phase 2 (2 weeks)

After the alcohol and blackberries have sat for 3 weeks, you’ll make a simple syrup to add to the mixture.

Simple Syrup Ingredients:

  • 4 cups water
  • 3 cups sugar

Directions:

  1. Bring water to a boil and add sugar.
  2. Stir until the sugar dissolves then let cool to room temperature.
  3. While the simple sugar mixture is cooling, take your alcohol and blackberry mixture and strain out the remaining blackberries.
  4. Return the alcohol mixture into its jar and pour in the simple sugar mixture.
  5. Seal the jar and let sit for 2 weeks or longer.

The resulting moonshine is strong at 95 proof with a wonderful blackberry flavor.
 
 
Homemade Moonshine in Large Jar

 

How to Serve Homemade Moonshine

Serve as a Chilled Shot: Chill your moonshine for several hours and serve in these small shot cups. Perfect for parties!

As a Sipping Liquor: Simply pour over ice in a lowball glass.

Make moonshine Jello shots: When making jello shots, replace 1/2 of the water called for in the jello recipe with the moonshine. If you use more than that, the jello won’t set up.

Make a Mixed Drink: Most popular is to make refreshing Blackberry Moonshine Lemonade. Mix 1 part Blackberry Moonshine to 3 parts Lemonade.

Enjoy!

Homemade Moonshine Recipe Without a Still

Homemade Moonshine in Large Jar

Make moonshine without a still! Anyone can make this homemade blackberry moonshine recipe with just a few simple ingredients and a little patience.

Ingredients

  • 1 Liter 190 proof grain alcohol (Everclear), you can find it at liquor stores (Phase 1)
  • 3 6oz containers of fresh blackberries (Phase 1)
  • 4 cups water (Phase 2)
  • 3 cups sugar (Phase 2)

Instructions

Phase 1 (3 weeks)

  1. Pour the grain alcohol into a 1/2 gallon jar with a lid.
  2. Add all of the blackberries.
  3. Crush the blackberries with a wooden spoon.
  4. Seal the jar and let it sit for 3 weeks.
  5. Shake the jar every other day.

Phase 2 (2 weeks)

  1. Bring water to a boil and add sugar.
  2. Stir until the sugar dissolves then let cool to room temperature.
  3. While the simple sugar mixture is cooling, take your alcohol and blackberry
  4. mixture and strain out the remaining blackberries.
  5. Return the alcohol mixture into its jar and pour in the simple sugar mixture.
  6. Seal the jar and let sit for 2 weeks or longer.

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