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A Day in the Life of a Canadian Girl: Liqueurs

Tuesday, July 26, 2005


I just wanted to mention that since I started this blog in April, I have had over 1,150 visitors!
Thanks for visiting everyone. And thanks for continuing to visit.

While I was sufing around Jennifer's site, I stumbled upon Alice's blog. It was here that I read her recipe for Raspberry Vodka. I had a basket full of blueberries and I starting searching for other possible alcoholic drinks that I could make. I found exactly what I was looking for. Liqueurs. Very simple and easy to make. I ended up making both Raspberry and Blueberry Liqueurs.

1 lb. (450 g) berries or fruit
3 cups (710 ml) 80-proof vodka (or 1.5 cup pure grain alcohol + 1.5 cup water)
1 1/4 cup (300 ml) granulated sugar

Rinse the fruit or berries. Fruit must be cut into small pieces. Place berries or fruit in a container, add vodka. Cap and store in a cool, dark place, stir once a week for 2 - 4 weeks. Strain through metal colander. Transfer the unsweetened liqueur to an ageing container (glass bottle or container with tight cap). To 3 cups (710) ml unsweetened liqueur add 1 1/4 cup (300 ml) granulated sugar. Let age for at least three months. Pour carefully the clear liqueur to a new bottle. Add more sugar if necessary.

The fruit used for liqueur making can be used as desserts: mix with sugar and use with ice-cream.

It is going to be tough to wait the four months until it is ready!
Hmm, peaches will be in season soon. Peach liqueur might be tastey as well.

The last recipe I made will be posted tomorrow. Anyone have any guesses what it could be?


Anonymous RedWolf said...

1150 visitors! That's pretty cool. Congrats! I see you added the Neocounter. Isn't it fun to see where people are visiting from? I love it.

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