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How to Make Strawberry Liqueur

Liqueurs are a hot category these days, and what makes them even more fun is that you can make them at home yourself. It is perfectly legal as long as you use Vodka, Rum or other spirits you purchased from a store as your base alcohol (don�t distill your own liquor � that would be illegal).

Here is what you will need:

  • 2 Glass jars with lids
  • Enough fresh strawberries to fill one of the jars
  • 6 tablespoons of sugar
  • 100+ Proof Vodka

Here�s how you do it:

  1. Fill a glass jar with strawberries. It is usually recommended to use fresh strawberries, but if they are not in season, you can use frozen whole strawberries.
  2. Add a couple tablespoons of sugar to the fruit and fill the jar with 100+ Proof Vodka
  3. Let the jar sit in a cupboard for a week or so
  4. Using a strainer, strain the liquid into another jar, but be careful not to lose the strawberries in the first jar.
  5. Add another couple tablespoons of sugar to the strawberries and put it back into the cupboard for another week. The sugar will pull the liquid out of the strawberries.
  6. After a week has passed, strain this liquid off into your second jar and add another two tablespoons of sugar to the strawberries and wait another week.

After you have strained the fruit three times, you are finished. The strawberries will be about � the volume they were when you started. You can macerate the fruit and put it over ice cream or other alcoholic deserts (like Jello shots). Don�t give it to the kids, this is some high-alcohol fruit!


  • Some people like to age their liqueurs. I am told that over time the liqueur becomes less sweet and more balanced, although someone always drinks my liqueurs, so they have never gotten very old.
  • You may also find that you like to add more or less sugar than what we�ve recommended.
  • Also, some people like to add a little water to the final product to bring it down to a lower proof.
  • Try using other high-proof spirits such as 151 Rum or Barrel Proof Whiskey

Experimenting with different variations is what makes liqueurs fun. You can use the same method to make liqueurs out of blueberries, grapes, cherries, and other berry fruits.

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