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Prune Liqueur Recipes

Nalivkas (Fruit Liqueurs)

Prune Liqueur

1 lb. Dried pitted prunes
2 cup sugar
2 cup vodka
1 to 2 cup brandy
Chop prunes and add to liquor and sugar mixture. Age for a month or so. Strain off liquid and add back to aging container. Squeeze juice from fruit and add to other liquids. Age for another 3 months.

Fruit Punch Liqueur


4 oranges, seeds removed
2 small lemons, seeds removed
1 cup pitted prune
1 cup raisins
7-8 cinnamon sticks
20 cracked cardamom pods
24 whole almonds
20 whole cloves
4 (25 ounce) bottles california port wine
25 ounces vodka, 110-proof
Cut oranges and lemons into eighths. Combine all fruit and spices in a large pan. Cook for 20-30 minutes into a "fruit soup," stirring occasionally. While fruit is cooking, pour wine into a large porcelain pan. Cover and bring to a boil, but do not cook. Pour fruit mixture into wine pan. Cover and bring to a boil again. When mixture begins to boil, pour in the alcohol, cover and bring to a boil again. Turn off heat. Holding the cover of the pan at rim of pan as a shield, ignite the mixture with a match. Let burn for 30 seconds, and replace cover on pan. Strain fruit mixture for other use. Bottle.

Nalivkas (Fruit Liqueurs)

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