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Preserving Fruit in Alcohol – Homemade Liqueurs

I have a new blog post up over at the Growing A Greener World website. It is all about making homemade liqueurs. YUM!  

We didn't film an episode on this, but don't you think it would be great to make some of these liqueurs and then have a taste testing party?

You know, for research purposes?

Yeah, me too…


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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.


  • Have to see that episode about the homemade liqueurs. Bought some locally produced ginger syrup at Brooklyn Kitchen last week and thought it would be great mixed with something alcoholic…you, know just for the research 🙂

  • Hi Robin (Urban Gardens)

    Thanks for stopping by. Yes, I highly recommend research!

    This recipe is actually not on any of the episodes. It is just on our blog for the show, but now that you mentioned it….perhaps we need to film it. Or at least film the party after we make it!

    Let me know how that ginger syrup worked out in the beverages. It sounds delish!


  • Cassy says:

    Yea! We all know that this is a good thing to share with friends at Christmas. I have never made it before and this is something I have always wanted to do.

  • Hi Cassy,

    I hope you get a chance to make it this year – even if you have to use frozen fruit. But I can tell you that cranberry liqueur, made with fresh, fall cranberries is wonderful too!


  • Mary says:

    My best friend used your recipe to make her cherry liqueurs to give away for Christmas. I was lucky enough to get this as a gift. I asked her where she got her recipe from and she said, she got it from this site. I wanted to let you know how wonderful it tasted and have made it apart of my recipe files. Have a Merry Christmas because you have made mine Merry, too.

  • Wow Mary! Thanks so much for taking the time to let me know! That is awesome.

    I am so glad you are enjoying the cherry liqueur.

    Merry Christmas…

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