Sunday, May 10, 2009

Homemade Liqueurs... Apple flavored

Homemade Apple Flavored Liqueur
See the last few days for detailed info on the basics of making homemade Liqueurs.

Tart Apples:

1 lb granny smith apples
2 cups sugar
2 cloves
Pinch of nutmeg
Sliced & scraped peel of 1 lime or lemon
2 cups vodka or brandy

Cut ripe apples into about 8 pieces & remove coore but don't peel. Place all ingred. in a tightly closed jar & set in the sun for several days or until sugar is disolved & been absorbed. Strain & filter. Mature 2-3 weeks.

Sweet Apples:

1 lb Red Delicious Apples
2 cloves
Pinch of cinnamon
2 cups of vodka or brandy
1 cup sugar syrup

Cut apples in halves or quarters & removethe cores but do not peel. Place apples, cloves, cinnamon & alcohol in a jar. Cap & let steep 2 weeks. Strain and filter. Add sugar syrup. Mature 2-3 months.

Label with custom labels & date.

Serve straight up, in iced tea or make "appletinis"

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