Black Currant Liqueur Black Currant Liqueur

Author: Canadian Living

Crème de cassis is the inspiration for this fruity liqueur. Use it to make an elegant Gin Kir Cocktail.

  • Portion size 125 servings
  • Credits : Canadian Living Cookbook: Fall 2009



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.

In blender in batches, purée black currant mixture. 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 occasionally.

Strain through cheesecloth-lined sieve, gently pressing currants. Pour liqueur into decorative bottles. (Make-ahead: Store in cool, dark place for up to 1 year.)

Nutritional facts Per 1 oz (30 mL) : about

  • Sodium 0 mg
  • Protein 0 g
  • Calories 20.0
  • Total fat 0 g
  • Cholesterol 0 mg
  • Saturated fat 0 g
  • Total carbohydrate 6 g


  • Iron 2.0
  • Vitamin C 24.0
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Black Currant Liqueur