“I have not tried this liqueur. I'm posting this for safe keeping. I found this recipe in Complete Book Of Small Batch Preserving. As well as being economical, the liqueurs are typically lighter and less sweet than the commercial ones. All of these liqueurs may be stored in the refrigerator for several months to enjoy at your leisure. Try a variety of fruits such as raspberries, strawberries, sour cherries, nectarines, peaches and plums. A splash of a fruit liqueur does wonders for fresh fruit to add elegance to a simple dessert. Added to soda water, it makes a refreshing summer spritzer. And of course pour some over ice cream or frozen yogurt. Either vodka or 40% alcohol may be used for these liqueurs.”
2 cups

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 2 cups fruit, cut in halves (or sliced if larger, 500 ml)
  • 1 cup alcohol (250 ml) or 1 cup vodka (250 ml)
  • 2 tablespoons brandy (25 ml)
  • 12 cup granulated sugar (125 ml)


  1. Place fruit in a clean 1-quart (1 L) jar. Stir in alcohol and brandy. Marinate, covered, for several weeks in a cool, dark place.
  2. Strain through a fine sieve lined with cheesecloth; reserve fruits for another use. Stir in sugar.
  3. Pour into sterilized bottles, cork, label and store in a cool place for at least 4 weeks.

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