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Old 08-31-2013, 04:13 PM   #1
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Homemade Liqueurs

Anyone out there make their own liqueurs? My dad used to back in the 70's. I got inspired several months ago when I had a ton of fresh mint.
Infused it in high quality vodka ( Grey Goose) for a week then added sugar water ( to taste, not too sweet) and let it age for over a month.
I confess I added a little green food coloring for appeal.
It turned out SPECTACULAR. My husband tried it this week and loved it.

Now, I am trying chocolate liqueur , maybe coffee and probably mango since i have fresh mangoes.

Any one?

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Old 08-31-2013, 04:51 PM   #2
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It seems like I made some coffee flavored liqueur years ago and recently vanilla, using vanilla beans. Both turned out very nice but we are geared more to wine since I'm looking out over a vineyard. I can grab a jug of Kalua at Costco and get on with the grape growing. It can be a fun project, keep at it.
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Old 08-31-2013, 05:26 PM   #3
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Wild raspberry liqueur is to die for. Haven't made it for years. Fill a jar (I use a gallon sun tea jar) with unwashed berries, throw in 1 lb.superfine sugar, pour vodka over all so it covers, then let it sit for 6 -9 weeks. Then strain and jar or bottle.
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Old 08-31-2013, 05:40 PM   #4
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I mostly make wine, but occasionally will crank out a batch ofLimoncello.
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Old 08-31-2013, 06:39 PM   #5
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I haven't but I'd like to learn more about it. I do have some vanilla extract infusing in the kitchen right now.
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Old 08-31-2013, 07:28 PM   #6
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I mostly make wine, but occasionally will crank out a batch of Limoncello.
A big favorite in this Italian town. Even my youngest likes it.
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Old 08-31-2013, 07:47 PM   #7
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Years ago we did cranberry using a method similar to Dawgluver's wild raspberry.

It was good, not great.

We also did a Bailey's Irish Cream knock off that was ok.

We found it was cheaper and better quality to buy premium liqueurs than it was to make our own.

The only thing I still do is vanilla extract made with a quart of light rum or bourbon and a few vanilla beans slit lengthwise.

It might be fun to get a group of friends to each tackle a different variety and then have a tasting party at Christmas or New Years.
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If you all knew of how interesting DA becomes when she is having her beers once per the week you would understand why I may have to stay away from making these.
But one day I might do well to try this.
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If you all knew of how interesting DA becomes when she is having her beers once per the week you would understand why I may have to stay away from making these.
But one day I might do well to try this.
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This made me giggle, Cat! Your DA is quite the character, in the best of ways!

I've thought of trying blueberry liqueur. We had a nice crop this year but we ate them all. Hopefully next year will be similar.
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This made me giggle, Cat! Your DA is quite the character, in the best of ways!

I've thought of trying blueberry liqueur. We had a nice crop this year but we ate them all. Hopefully next year will be similar.
She is quite the interesting one!

Tonight is the beer night on the Sundays. Now I'm hearing of the time I turned the water off to our house when I was five years old. I only just wanted to try the tool to see if it was within the working order.
It was. My father was in the shower when I discovered that the tool worked very well indeed.

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