Cordially Yours (Homemade Fruit Liqueurs)

Recipe by gailanng
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READY IN: 30mins
SERVES: 20
YIELD: 5 cups
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

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

  • In a small saucepan heat together the sugar and water, stirring until sugar dissolves. Remove from heat; cool.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • ORANGE CORDIAL:.
  • 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.
  • BANANA CORDIAL:.
  • Peel and thinly slice 1 ripe banana; steep the mixture for 1 week.
  • MANGO CORDIAL:.
  • Peel, pit and chop 2 ripe mangoes; steep the mixture for 1 to 2 weeks.
  • PEAR CORDIAL:.
  • Peel, core and thinly slice 6 medium pears; steep mixture for 3 weeks.
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