Blackberry Mead: One Gallon Recipe
Hot summer days mean one thing to me: blackberries are ripening! It’s usually sometime in August that we start foraging for blackberries, and I always make sure to reserve some for making a gallon (or two or three) of blackberry mead. Of course blackberry cobbler and crisp will also be made, and they are delicious, but blackberry mead is really what it’s all about!
Want to learn more about making mead? I have a Simple Mead Making for Beginners eBook just for you! It has ingredient and equipment checklists and detailed instructions for brewing and bottling your mead, so be sure to check that out if you’re new to the mead making process.
We recently went out and collected the first ripe blackberries of the season. Sometimes blackberry brambles get a bad rap, and I can understand that concern, but you’ll never hear me complaining as I’m gathering bucket loads of tasty and sweet berries!
Blackberry Mead Recipe
This blackberry mead recipe is a variation on my simple one gallon mead recipe. For more detailed directions and photos of the process, head on over to that post.
If you don’t have access to fresh blackberries, frozen works just as well.
You will need some equipment before you start making this recipe. To make things easier, I’ve created a page that has links to all of my favorite mead ingredients and equipment here:
I’ve made this recipe for several years now, and it’s always a favorite. It comes together quickly, which is part of why I love making simple meads and wines, as they are so easy to make.