Black Currant Liqueur Black Currant Liqueur

Author: Canadian Living

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.

  • Portion size 125 servings
  • Credits : Canadian Living Magazine: July 2006



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 facts <b>Per 1 tbsp (15 mL):</b> about

  • Sodium 0 mg
  • Protein 0 g
  • Calories 10.0
  • Total fat 0 g
  • Cholesterol 0 mg
  • Saturated fat 0 g
  • Total carbohydrate 3 g


  • Iron 1.0
  • Vitamin C 12.0
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Black Currant Liqueur