Cordially Yours (Homemade Fruit Liqueurs)

READY IN: 30mins
Recipe by gailanng

These take patience...up to 3 weeks to marry the flavors. Pour an ounce or two into cordial glasses or small wine glasses. Can be poured over crushed ice to reduce the sweetness and alcohol and increase the richness of the aroma. These also make an elegant addition to coffee. Adapted from Southern Living.

Top Review by Dienia B.

made this for zaar tour fingers crossed that it tasteorangy lol

Ingredients Nutrition


  • 1 12 cups sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 3 12 cups vodka (750 ml bottle)
  • orange, bananas, mangoes, pears (see specific amounts below)


  1. In a small saucepan heat together the sugar and water, stirring until sugar dissolves. Remove from heat; cool.
  2. Pour sugar syrup into a 2 quart glass jar. Add desired fruit and vodka; stir gently. Cover the jar with a tight fitting lid; let stand (steep) in a cool place for the suggested time.
  3. After steeping, use a wire strainer and strain liquid through several thickness of 100% cotton cheesecloth or coffee filter into a large bowl. Using a funnel, transfer mixture to a bottle. Seal and label. Store at room temperature.
  5. With a sharp knife or vegetable peeler, remove the thin orange layer of peel from 3 oranges, taking care to avoid the bitter white layer. Use peel to prepare cordial, reserving fruit for another use; steep the mixture for 3 weeks.
  7. Peel and thinly slice 1 ripe banana; steep the mixture for 1 week.
  9. Peel, pit and chop 2 ripe mangoes; steep the mixture for 1 to 2 weeks.
  11. Peel, core and thinly slice 6 medium pears; steep mixture for 3 weeks.

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