This is the cat's Meow! I know you are saying there are already a lot of recipes on this site for the same thing, I researched them before posting mine and this one is just a little different so here it is. Everyone I have ever served this to absolutely goes beserk over the taste and says it's as good as the real thing. It's so much cheaper too! I found this on an internet site, but can't remember which one, it was to long and to many fifths ago!! You can easily double the recipe.
A recipe from my friend Roy Heflin. Note that the recipe calls for blackberries so as to generate a useful nutritional panel (RZ doesn't have nutritional data for the generic "berries"), but any cane berry (blackberry, raspberry, loganberry, boysenberry, marionberry) as well as blueberries can be used in this recipe, as can a mixture of any of them. Frozen berries work fine, as long as they are not pre-sweetened.
Ridiculously easy to make, tastes wonderful and makes an impressive gift for any non-teetotaler friends. Superfine sugar works the best. Preparation time does not include 10-12 days for fruit to infuse liqueur.
Caroline's is a spiced coffee liqueur that I've named after a very patient and long-suffering lady who probably could have used a morning tonic like this to jump-start her days. I make it almost every year to give as a holiday gift. If you want to know the story behind the name, you can find it at http://www.casagordita.com/caroline.htm.
My mother makes this all the time, she used to test my boyfriends' mettle by offering them some of the liqueur in a small shot glass, with a cherry on the bottom. If they survived the potency of the drink (she would really age it) then she would evilly say, "Bite into the cherry." If they survived that then they were good enough for her daughter.
I often make my special recipe Bailey’s for Christmas gift giving, but this sounds even better. It’s from Christopher Elbow Artisanal Chocolates in Kansas City. He mixed it for an employee Christmas party and reports it’s creamy, boozy and delicious, straight up, over ice or over ice cream. Yum!
I always associate autumn with cranberries. Here is an elegant liqueur that's really easy to make (and a treat to receive as a Christmas or hostess gift). If giving as a gift, be sure to allow enough time (in days) for the fruit to fully infuse the liquor. Cooking time is actually infusion time. UPDATE: After the liqueur is made, try using it to make Rita L's cocktail A Jolly Christmas Special Cosmo or Red Hot Lovers Cosmo (recipe #109007), or if you give the liqueur as a gift, you might want to give the recipient a copy of Rita's recipe to go with it!)