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A tumbler glass of maple butter tart liqueur, next to a bottle of maple syrip and a small Canadian flag.
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Maple Butter Tart Liqueur

This Canadian themed liqueur is easy to make at home, and really does taste like butter tarts!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Infusion Time7 d
Total Time7 d 15 mins
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: Canadian
Servings: 20 - 5 Cups
Calories: 232kcal
Author: Marie Porter


  • 1 Cup Dark Raisins
  • 2 Vanilla Beans
  • 3 Cups Decent Quality Vodka
  • 2 ½ Cups Brown Sugar Packed
  • ½ Cup Maple Syrup
  • ½ Cup Water


  • 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.


Calories: 232kcal | Carbohydrates: 38g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 11mg | Potassium: 115mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 32g | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 34mg | Iron: 1mg