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Blackcurrant Liqueur Recipes

Nalivkas (Fruit Liqueurs)

Blackcurrant Liqueur 1
170 g (6 oz) blackcurrants
180 g (6 oz) sugar
80 ml (3 fl oz) water
425 ml (15 fl oz) gin
20 ml (4 tsp)glycerol
Strip fruit frm the stalks and place into clean wide-necked glass jar. Disolve sugar into hot water, once cool add the gin. Poor liquid over the fruit and cork. Gently shake of stir once a day for two weeks. Strain through muslin cloth. Taste and add more suger for your desired taste. Allow the liquid ot settle for one week and then siphon into small bottles. Store for a minimum of Six months, leaving it longer will allow the flavor to mellow.
Blackcurrant Liqueur 2
1/2 pound raspberries
3 pounds black currants
1 cup black currant leaves
1 quart vodka, or solution up to 90% alcohol
3 pounds sugar

3 cups water
Wash and drain raspberries and black currants. Place the berries in a large ceramic or glass bowl, and mash thoroughly. Cover the bowl with cheesecloth and set aside in a cool place for 24 hours. After this time, add the black currant leaves and alcohol to the bowl. Cover the bowl with a plate and set aside again for 24 hours. After the second day, pour the mash through a fine sieve into another bowl, forcing through all of the liquid with a pestle. In a large saucepan, combine the sugar and water, and bring to a boil over low heat, stirring constantly. Boil for 5 minutes, stirring frequently. Remove syrup from heat and allow to cool completely. Add syrup to the berries, and allow to stand for several hours. Filter the liqueur through cheesecloth into bottles. It may be served immediately.
Fresh Black Currant Liqueur

1/3 quart (1/3 liter) fresh black currants
A cinnamon stick
2 cloves
Put some fresh blackcurrants in a litre bottle until it is about one-third full. Each berry should have the skin pierced with a needle before inserting in the bottle. Do not wash the berries- they should still have their bloom of natural yeast on the skins. Then, using a funnel, cover the berries with sugar. How much is a matter of taste. Add a cinnamon stick and one or two cloves. Fill the bottle with any good quality clear spirit such as vodka. The spirit should be at least 40% by volume alcoholic strength. Seal and store in a warm cupboard for about three months.

Nalivkas (Fruit Liqueurs)

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