A deliciously refreshing liquor flavoured with tart and fruity red currants.
Back in July I started to make some summer fruit liquors, among them was a red currant liquor, which has been developing for the last 12 weeks, and which I finally got to bottle and taste this week!
The flavour of this liquor is absolutely delicious, and dare I say it, better than the sloe and elderberry liquor I made last year! The red currants have given the liquor a really juicy, summery taste which I love, I’m sad that I only made one batch as I’m sure I will have finished it in no time.
This is not a liquor to be mixed, as it is perfect served neat over ice.
I will include the beginning stages of the recipe again in this post. If you can get your hands on some red currants then I can really recommend that you try this recipe!
Variations: I think adding some other flavours to this liquor could work nicely, I would like to try adding some lemon or orange peel to the berries.
Ingredients: Makes around 900ml:
- 700g red currants
- 750ml vodka
- 200g sugar
Weigh out 700g of red currants, wash and transfer to a large kilner jar.
Muddle the red currants in the jar, to release their juices, then add the sugar.
Pour over the vodka and shake to infuse. Leave in a cool dark place for 3 months, shaking every few days.
Three months later…..
Sieve the redcurrant flavoured vodka into a clean pan, and discard the red currants.
Use a funnel to pour the liquor into a sterilised glass bottle. Seal, label and store in a cool dark place.
You can use the liquor immediately, but it will only improve with age.