Prep 30 mins
Cook 0 mins
If you have your own black currants make this lovely liqueur. Great for baking and cooking.
- 2 lbs black currants, with a few leaves (about 7 cups)
- 4 cups brandy or 4 cups eau de vie
- 1 1⁄2 cups sugar
- 2 cups water
- Put the bunches of black currants, with their leaves, in a wide mouthed glass jar or a stoneware bottle.
- Pour in the alcohol, cover tightly and let macerate for about two months.
- Drain the flavored alcohol from the fruit.
- Mix the SUGAR and WATER, and bring just to a boil.
- Cool this syrup and add it to the alcohol.
- Bottle and cork.
- Keep the bottles of liqueur for one month before opening.
- To make about 2 quarts.
- Je Sais Faire Les Conserves.
So good!! I did use black currants and added half of vanilla bean too, just for the fun of it. Produces a gorgeous, deeply-coloured, delicious liqueur. Will definitely make year after year! Thank you Olha!
Fantastic!!! I have a red currant bush so I used my harvest from it. It is a beautiful color. It tastes wonderful. I drink it straight up. It's so smooth I don't even need to use a mixer. Everyone who has tried it, likes it. I am planning on making more next season to give as gifts b/c it is so popular!
Mmmmmm. I've been waiting patiently to try this and it was worth the wait. I didn't have black currants so used red and have a beautiful red liqueur. Thanks for the recipe