This is my first homemade fruit liqueur and it took two and a half months in the making. I finally bottled it over the weekend. Chris and I toasted to buying our first home. Looking forward to making more liqueurs in the new place. Salud!
- 2 1/2 cups of fresh organic raspberries
- 2 cups of vodka
- 1 cup of filtered water
- 1/2 cup of sugar
Gently wash all your raspberries and dry them on a paper towel. Check all of the raspberries and discard any that has mold. Place raspberries in a sterilized glass jar with a tight fitting lid (I used a 1 1/2 liter vessel) and crush them with a wooden spoon. Pour vodka and stir mixture.
Store in a cool dark place for 1 month (You can store this longer if you desire or have the patience). Stir or shake the liqueur once a week.
In a small sauce pan, combine water and sugar to make your simple syrup. Stir and let the mixture come to a boil and turn of the heat. Let the simple syrup cool before adding to the jar. Add syrup to your raspberry and vodka mixture and stir.
Store the jar back to its place and let it sit for another 1 month (or longer).
After aging for a total of 60 days (or longer if you desire), strain the liqueur through a fine mesh strainer first and then pour it through the funnel lined with a coffee filter to strain away any impurities left over. The end result you get a much clearer liqueur. Store in a sterilized bottle with a tight fitting lid (I store mine in a 17 oz swing top glass flask with leftovers for drinking). Serve this chilled.
26 thoughts on “Homemade Raspberry Liqueur”
wow! congratulations, a new home! that’s so exciting, Anne! and this tasty liquor seems just the thing you need to celebrate! I might try to do something like this for the holidays.
Thanks Giulia! My husband and I are super excited. Homemade liqueurs are so worth it making at home. We drank it straight –it was so delicious. I have limoncello, lime-cello, and apple liqueur in the works. It’s perfect for the holidays! 🙂 I’m also thinking about baking with them too. 😀
It was amazing how smooth this tasted, you could hardly taste the alcohol. It was great straight up (chilled), but I bet this will make some awesome cocktails. I predict another guest post in the near future! 🙂
Ahhh.. yes! It was very delightful. Guest post please! 🙂
It looks AMAZING!
Thanks Pam! 🙂
Wow, impressive! You are doing amazing things with vodka + patience.
I know… not an easy task. 😉
Congratulations on your new home! What a delicious way to toast to the special occasion :). Gosh I can’t even imagine when I’d be able to purchase my own home… not for the next ten years at least!
Thanks Sheila! You’re right –it is a delicious way to toast to a special occasion. 🙂
Just the title had my mouth watering.
This looks good. We made is strawberries recently and didn’t use sugar. will try this one
Oooh, strawberry liqueur is a good one too. I will probably do that one next May/June when strawberries are at their peak.
I added very little sugar to this liqueur so it doesn’t taste overly sweet. With this amount of sugar –it tasted wonderful as-is chilled. I think I might even add a teaspoon to my bake goods one of these days. 🙂
Congrats on the home and the liqueur. Raspberry was my first too… Now I can’t stop! We have a lot of infusion ideas on our site if you are interested. They make great holiday gifts!
Thanks Alicia! Love some of the infusion ideas on your blog. I’m following your blog now. I look forward to reading more. -Anne
What a great idea! Looks scrumptious and definitely would make a lovely gift!
Thank you Judy! 🙂
This looks good. Yesterday I made crema di limoncello (limoncello cream) I’ll share the recipe on my blog soon I will try your recipe too!
Thanks! I can’t wait to check out your crema di limoncello! 🙂
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I have a legit question. What percentage of alcohol do you use? Brand maybe? && congrats on the house and homemade recipe!
Hi Ace: I used 80 proof. The brand I used was Smirnoff.
Try it with the chocolate vodka. I have done this with oranges, strawberries and blackberries. Talk about yummy!
Can you use any other liquor besides vodka? What about rum? Would you need sugar with rum?
Hi Anne, I was wondering how long this keeps and how it should be stored. Thanks for the post! I can’t wait to try it!