1/1 Photo of Creme De Cassis (Currant Liqueur)
Chef Kate's Note:
This is the lovely 'sirop' that goes into a kir (with white wine), a kir royale (with champagne) or a communard (with red wine). It is also wonderful as an apertif or to pour over ice cream or use as a syrup with various desserts. It takes 4 to 6 months(not included in preparation time), but little effort, and the result far exceeds what you can buy at the liquor store. The serving size is a guess.
My Private Note
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- 1You will also need: 2 Quart mason jars.
- 2Phase one:.
- 3Remove currants from stems and wash.
- 4Fill two quart jars with currants three-quarters of the way to the top.
- 5Pour eau de vie or vodka over the currants until the jars are nearly full.
- 6Seal jars and let sit.
- 7Note: currents are usually available at the end of July; they should sit in the jars until early December.
- 8Phase Two:.
- 9In early December (or in 4 to 6 months), empty the contents of the two jars into a sauce pan.
- 10Bring to a boil.
- 11Strain the juice.
- 12Measure the quantity of juice.
- 13For every quart of juice, add one quart of sugar and one cup of eau de vie or vodka.
- 14Combine in a saucepan, bring to a boil, and simmer briefly till sugar is dissolved and mixture is syrupy (about ten minutes).
- 15Pour into sterilized jars or bottles.
- 17Note: It is ready to drink at this stage, but it only gets better as it sits.
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Nutritional Facts for Creme De Cassis (Currant Liqueur)
Serving Size: 1 (53 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 36
- Amount Per Serving
- % Daily Value
- Calories 176.7
- Calories from Fat 0
- Total Fat 0.0 g
- Saturated Fat 0.0 g
- Cholesterol 0.0 mg
- Sodium 2.2 mg
- Total Carbohydrate 45.9 g
- Dietary Fiber 1.9 g
- Sugars 44.0 g
- Protein 1.1 g
The following items or measurements are not included:
eau de vie
eau de vie