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Homemade Blueberry Liqueur
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5 from 4 votes

Homemade Blueberry Liqueur

This recipe makes a fantastic blueberry liqueur at home, but feel free to swap out other berries - it works just as well with raspberries, strawberries, blackberries...
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Infusion Time14 d
Total Time14 d 15 mins
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: Canadian
Servings: 24 servings - 6 Cups
Calories: 145kcal
Author: Marie Porter

Ingredients

  • 3 Cups Vodka*
  • 1 Pint Fresh Blueberries
  • 2 Cups Granulated Sugar
  • 2 Cups Water

Instructions

Infusion

  • Blitz vodka and blueberries together in a blender until blueberries are pretty well disintegrated.
  • Pour mixture into one large clean Mason jar, or divide among 2 medium sized jars, capping the jar(s) tightly. Give the jar(s) a quick shake once a day or so for 2 weeks.
  • At the two week point, taste for doneness. If your infusion lacks flavor even after steeping for a couple of weeks,just add some more blueberries (pureed), and continue infusing until it’s just right!
  • Once desired flavor strength is achieved:
    Strain spirit through a fine mesh strainer & discard the fruit. For a more clarified drink, strain the smaller bits out by running the infusion through a coffee filter – or two. Be patient, the effort is worth it!

Simple Syrup and Assembly

  • Combine sugar and water in a saucepan. Heat to boiling, stirring until sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat and cool before using.
  • Stir about 1 ½ cups of the syrup into the strained infusion. Once fully combined, taste. Adjust ingredients for desired sweetness – I like doing a 1:1 ratio of syrup to infused vodka. Once you are happy with the sweetness, carefully pour your liqueur into a clean bottle.
  • After bottling, you should let it age for about a week in a cool, dark place before drinking it – IF you have that kind of patience! Aging results in a smoother, more mellow flavor.

Notes

* With regards to the vodka, we go cheap with it – usually the 1.75L “Taaka” vodka for $12 or so! For more robust flavors like blueberry, any difference in quality of vodka – using more expensive brands – is totally lost. Save the upgrades in base vodka for more subtle liqueurs!

Nutrition

Calories: 145kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 2mg | Potassium: 15mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 19g | Vitamin A: 11IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 2mg | Iron: 1mg