This Canadian themed liqueur is easy to make at home, and really does taste like butter tarts!
Servings: 20- 5 Cups
Author: Marie Porter
3CupsDecent Quality Vodka
2 ½CupsBrown SugarPacked
Place raisins in a large, clean jar.
Slice vanilla beans lengthwise, scoop the seeds out. Add beans and seeds to the jar, top with vodka, and shake well. Store in a cool, dark place for about 4-7 days, shaking daily.
After a few days, taste. If the flavour is good and strong (it’ll likely be!), strain out raisins and vanilla, discard.* If you want more flavour, allow it to sit for another week or so, shaking daily.
Combine brown sugar, maple syrup, and water in a pot. Cook over medium heat, stirring frequently, until sugar is fully dissolved. Remove from heat, allow to cool.
Combine infused vodka with maple-brown sugar syrup, stirring or shaking well to combine. Bottle in clean wine or liqueur bottles.
After bottling, you should let it age for about a week in a cool place before drinking it – IF you have that kind of patience! Aging results in a smoother, more mellow flavor.
Saving a few vodka raisins to place in the liqueur bottle makes for a cute presentation idea.