Tested till perfect Black Currant Liqueur

Black Currant Liqueur

French cr? de cassis is the inspiration for this sweet and fruity liqueur. This drink makes a refreshing cocktail by topping 1 oz (25 mL) with 4 oz (125 mL) chilled white wine, sparkling white wine or soda water.

By The Canadian Living Test Kitchen

Source: Canadian Living Magazine: July 2006

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  • Portion size 4-1/2 cups (1.125 L)


  • 3/4 cup 3/4cupgranulated sugar
  • 3 cups 3cupsfresh or frozen black currantblack currants
  • 3 cups 3cupsvodka
  • 1/4 cup 1/4cupbrandy, (optional)
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In saucepan, whisk sugar with 1/4 cup (50 mL) water over medium heat until clear; remove from heat.

Stir in black currants; let stand for 5 minutes.

Stir in vodka, and brandy (if using).

In batches, transfer black currant mixture to blender and pur? Divide between 2 sterilized wide-mouthed 4-cup (1 L) jars with tight-fitting lids.

Seal and let stand in cool dark place for at least 5 days or for up to 3 months, shaking jars periodically.

Strain through cheesecloth-lined sieve, gently pressing black currants to release liquid. Pour liqueur into decorative bottle. (Make-ahead: Store for up to 1 year.)

Nutritional Information Per 1 tbsp (15 mL): about

cal 10 pro 0g total fat 0g sat. fat 0g
carb 3g fibre 0g chol 0mg sodium 0mg

% RDI:

iron 1 vit C 12
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