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LH 33: Homemade Fruit Liqueur

Welcome to Episode #33 of the Living Homegrown Podcast!

As soon as Thanksgiving is over I start to panic a little bit when I think about the upcoming holiday season. 

If you’re like me you probably prefer to give DIY gifts whenever possible. There’s something special and personal about giving something that you created yourself.

So in today’s episode I’m chatting about how to make fruit liqueur – (the accelerated way).

Homemade liqueur normally takes several weeks to create. But since we are short on time before the holidays hit, I share tips for making liqueur QUICKLY. The result is still delicious and is sure to delight your friends and family.

In this episode, you learn:

  • The 3 secrets behind an accelerated method (just 7-10 days instead of weeks)
  • My favorite spirits to use as a base for your liqueur
  • The BEST fruit to use when making your liqueur quickly
  • A step-by-step walk through of how to make it yourself
  • My fun naming trick and packaging suggestions to make your gift super cute
  • The shelf life for your liqueurs

Listen in for ALL the details or read the transcript below.

Resources & Links Mentioned:

Martini Recipe Using Homemade Liqueur (PDF Download)

Limoncello Martini – video demonstrating limoncello liqueur in a martini. I use the same method but substitute any fruit liqueur for the lemoncello. I always use the same base spirit in the martini that I used in the liqueur (vodka or gin).

Jamtinis – My method of making a martini with jam and vodka (no liqueur required)

Transcript:

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Theresa Loe is the founder of Living Homegrown® and the Canning Academy® and is the Co-Executive Producer & Canning Expert on the national PBS gardening series, Growing A Greener World®. Theresa homesteads on just 1/10th of an acre in Los Angeles with her husband, two teenage boys and several disorderly but totally adorable chickens. Learn more about Living Homegrown here and about the Canning Academy here.

3 Comments:

  • Jannah says:

    Love your podcast, such amazingly helpful and inspiring information! Just a quick question, can you, instead of creating a sugar syrup, just add sugar directly into the strained vodka and let it dissolve for a couple of weeks/months, or does it have to be dissolved in water before going in? Thanks!

    • theresa says:

      Hi Jonnah,
      Yes, you could add sugar directly but the sugar usually tends to settle at the bottom. It may dissolve, but does not stay evenly distributed. (Just shake a bottle a bit before pouring) Also remember – if you do that, there is no water added to help cut the alcohol so it will be a higher alcohol content and a bit harsher taste. That’s fine too – It all depends how you want to use it later.

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