Blackberry liqueur

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Blackberry liqueur

Postby Bushman » Mon Aug 21, 2017 3:06 pm

This recipe is fashioned after Chambord substituting raspberries with blackberries from the neighborhood. First a little background on Chambord.
Chambord Liqueur is a 16.5% abv raspberry liqueur modelled after a liqueur produced in the LoireValley of France during the late 17th century. The Chambord is made from red and black raspberries, Madagascar vanilla, Moroccan citrus peel, honey and cognac.


Blackberry Liqueur

Ingredients
3 liters fresh blackberries
3 cups or .7 liters simple syrup
Zest of 2 oranges
1.5 cups honey
3.75 cups Brandy
6 cups 40-50% neutral or vodka
1 vanilla bean split

Process
    Muddle the blackberries, simple syrup, honey

    Sir in the vodka, Brandy, orange zest, and vanilla

    Seal container and store in a cool dark location until liquid smells and tastes strongly of blackberries, about 7 days.

    Strain the mixture with mesh strainer into clean container. Do not push on solids to extract more liquid.

    Bottle and store in fridge or cool dark location.

Makes about 3 quarts or 3 liters.
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