Berry Liqueur

All you need is a big, large-mouth glass container with lid, decorative serving bottles (or smaller storing bottles, like mason jars), vodka, fruit and sugar.

Berry liqueur and limoncello

Berry liqueur and Limoncello

Ingredients:

  • 3 cups of fresh or frozen whole berries (blackberries, blueberries, raspberries, strawberries, etc.)
  • 3 cups of 80 proof Vodka (buy a good brand, doesn’t have to be the best.)
  • 3 cup of white granulated sugar
  • 1 cup of water

Directions:

  • Add water and sugar to saucepan; heat slowly.
  • Stir until sugar is dissolved and mixture thickens.

    Blackberries and raspberries steeping

    Blackberries and raspberries steeping in vodka

  • Cool syrup to room temperature.
  • Add berries to large container.
  • Add Vodka and syrup.
  • Secure lid and shake gently.
  • Place the jar in a cool dark place and leave for 10-14 days.
  • Strain the berries into a clean glass container, being careful not to crush them. Strain again through a fine-mesh strainer. You can stain a third time through cheesecloth if you want to ensure there are no seeds remaining.
  • Funnel liqueur into decorative bottles, leaving about ½” space at the top
  • Store bottles in a cool, dark place. If you can’t wait, go ahead and try some. The longer the liqueur sits, the better the taste.

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