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Homemade Creme De Cassis Liqueur

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“I'm so happy to have found this recipe! I love the subtle black currant flavor of creme de cassis. Delicious in desserts, baked goods or drizzled over ice cream. Mix an ounce or 2 with your favorite carbonated beverage for a lite refreshing cocktail.”
READY IN:
361hrs 30mins
YIELD:
7-8 cups
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Combine the currants and red wine in a ceramic or glass bowl, and leave for at least 24 and up to 48 hours.
  2. Purée the mixture in a food processor or blender, and then strain it through a cheesecloth-lined sieve into a large saucepan.
  3. For every cup of liquid, add 1 cup of sugar.
  4. Heat gently, stirring frequently, until the sugar has dissolved.
  5. Do not let the liquid come to a simmer, as you don't want to boil off the alcohol. Then leave at the lowest heat for an hour or more, stirring occasionally, until the liquid has reduced a little and become slightly syrupy.
  6. Allow to cool.
  7. Mix together 1 part vodka or brandy with 3 parts of the cooled blackcurrant-wine syrup, and funnel into clean, dry bottles. Store in a cool place for at least 2 weeks before drinking.
  8. Use whenever a recipe/cocktail calls for creme de cassis.

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