Recipe by Julie B's Hive
Blueberries can be bought in season(May to Sept). Avoid stained baskets and so not rinse until ready to use. If freezing, do so before rinsing. Three-four months resting period required.
- 3 cups fresh blueberries
- 1 teaspoon ground cloves
- 1⁄2 cup sugar syrup
- 2 cups vodka
- 1⁄2 teaspoon lemon peel
Directions See How It's Made
- Rinse berries and lightly crush. Add vodka, lemon peel, and clove. Pour into dark bottle and store for 3-4 months.
- Strain through dampened cheesecloth squeezing out as much juice as possible.
- Add sugar syrup to taste and store another 4 weeks.
- Liqueur will tend to be on the watery side. Try adding glycerin if a thicker consistency is desired. Good for baking.