Also known as creme de mure, blackberry liquor is a summer must! But even now, Here’s an easy-to-make recipe offered by Delices and Gourmandises for a homemade drink to be enjoyed at the cocktail hour or as a digestive.
As all fruit-based preparations, Delices and Gourmandises recommends fresh fruits without pesticides. So, for this liquor, you will need:
– 500 g of berries,
– 1 liter of brandy or 40 °white rum,
– 500 g of sugar and 20 ounces of water or sugar cane syrup
Start by cleaning the fruits. Delices and Gourmandises advises you to quickly wash them in gently running tap water while avoiding to squeeze them. Next, remove the stalks.
Dry with paper towels and put them in a large tightly-seal jar. Add the brandy or rum, close and make sure there is no air intake. You will then have to wait at least three weeks for the fruits to be well macerated in alcohol.
After the macerating time, remove fruits and press them in a clean collect the juice which is to be set aside afterwards. Next, prepare syrup with sugar and water and let it cool before adding to the juice (reduce the amount of sugar if you chose very sweet berries). If you use cane sugar, pour it slowly into the juice until it is sweet enough to your liking. It’s now time to pour your blackberry liqueur into tightly-sealed, pre-cleaned bottles.
It can be stored away from heat and from direct sunlight to preserve its taste for up to a year, or be enjoyed right away in a wide variety of cocktails.2016-10-19