Friday, May 8, 2009

Homemade Liqueurs... Basics

A great gift for friends & family. The next few days we will be giving some tips, recipes & how to cook with Homemade Liqueurs.

Today is the Basics on getting started & how to make just about any Liqueur.

The ingredients and equipment you need are easily available & very uncomplicated. The proceedure is like making tea. Steeping fruits or berries in an alcohol base such as vodka or brandy and a sweetener is added.

Sweeteners are mostly a sugar syrup made up of 2 parts sugar & 1 part water, boiled together for about 5 min. till sugar is disolved. (1 cup sugar & 1/2 cup water makes 1 cup syup)

Containers... GLASS bottles (do no use plastics) with a cover.

Wide mouth gallon & quart jars for mixing & steeping the fruit.

Washed mayo jars work great.

Jars for aging can have a narrow neck. Any bottle, including dark beer bottles work fine. Wash & sterilize bottles by either putting in dishwasher or pouring boiling water into them.

Funnels, corks or screw on caps & straining equipment ( wire strainer & cheesecloth or coffee filters).

Decorative custom bottle labels to add to your bottles.

Come back tomorrow when we start with some great recipes for Homemade Liqueurs!

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