What Are the Best Recipes for Homemade Liqueurs?

What Are the Best Recipes for Homemade Liqueurs?

What Are the Best Recipes for Homemade Liqueurs?

Many liqueurs can be made easily at home by mixing a flavor ingredient, such a fruit, herb or extract, with sugar and alcohol. Some simple and effective liqueur recipes can be found on DrinksMixer and Homemade-Liqueurs.

Creme de Menthe, a popular mint-flavoured liqueur, can be made at home with sugar, water, alcohol and peppermint extract. Homemade-Liqueurs' recipe calls for 1 cup of water, 2 cups of sugar, 3 cups of vodka and 2 to 3 teaspoons of peppermint extract. DrinksMixer recommends using pure grain alcohol instead of vodka. The sugar and water are heated together to make a simple syrup, then all the ingredients are combined and left in a sealed bottle to ripen for one month.

A version of Kalhua coffee liqueur can also be made at home. A simple syrup is made from 4 cups of sugar, 3 1/2 cups of water and a vanilla bean. Next, 3/4 cup of dry instant coffee is combined with 1/4 cup of hot water, then mixed with the syrup. Once the mixture is cool, 4 cups of brandy and 2 tablespoons of pure vanilla extract are added. This mixture also must be aged for a month.

Cream-based liqueurs, such as Irish Cream, can be made without aging. Simply combine 1 cup of cream, 1 cup of condensed milk, three eggs, 1 tablespoon of chocolate syrup and 1 cup of rye whiskey, and serve.