Black Raspberry Liqueur Recipe
Please keep in mind that this is an approximate recipe, and if you’re going to try your liqueur with a different fruit base you might want do choose different spirits or tweak the sugar a bit. Remember, use this as a guideline and customize to your taste and your desired end product.
That said, our scaled recipe for this project is:
- 1 L vodka
- 375ml Cognac or Armagnac
- 6 cups black raspberries
- The peels of 3 lemons
- 6 cloves
This will yield your fruit-infused spirit mixture, to which you’ll need to add a decent amount of sugar. The overall output for our infusion was about 4L of liquid, which is going to vary wildly in both volume and ABV depending on how much liquid your fruit adds to the mixture.
Below is a gallery that takes you through this first phase of the process, step-by-step.
In our case, once the ingredients were strained out, we then added:
- About 3 cups of water
- And roughly 9-12 cups of sugar
This sounds like a lot of sugar, but as you heard during the episode, it was necessary.
The end yield for this project was about 32 250ml bottles, or 8 L of Liqueur, so expect your liquid volume to increase anywhere between 50 and 100% when you add the sugar and water.