It’s Christmas everywhere isn’t it? I can’t go three steps without bumping into tinsel or an image of Santa smiling away! So in the spirit of Christmas (and following the crowd!), I’ll be posting a series of Christmas blogs over the coming weeks. Think gift ideas, recipes and decoration tips. This week I’m going to teach you how to make a homemade liqueur. For the cocktail lovers out there, you’re going to love this!
Making your own liqueur and giving them away as Christmas presents means you get double points – a handmade gift that is sure to make the recipient a bit tipsy as well!
My Dad’s a big fan of delicious syrupy liqueur. His favourite being the Elderflower liqueur in that gorgeous glass bottle. Unfortunately for me, my elderflowers haven’t yet bloomed, nor would I have enough to make a good liqueur. However, berry liqueurs are a close second in his list of favourites. Lucky for me, frozen boysenberries are fairly inexpensive per kilo from the guys over at Frozberries. This year I’m going to make him something similar to the style of liqueur as Chambord. Chambord is made using black raspberries, however I’m using just boysenberries with a vanilla twist. To make the liqueur it’s incredibly simple. Read more →