Yield: 3 cups
3 c Fresh blueberries or blackberries
1 ea Clove
1/2 c Sugar syrup (see
2 c Vodka
1 ea Lemon wedge, scraped peel
Note: Blueberries can be
bought in season (May to Sept). Avoid stained baskets and DO NOT rinse until
ready to use.
If freezing, do so before rinsing.
Rinse with cold water.
Rinse berries and lightly crush.
Add vodka, lemon peel, and clove.
Pour into dark bottle and store for 3-4 months.
Strain through dampened cheesecloth squeezing out as much juice as possible.
Add sugar syrup to taste and store another 4 weeks.
Liqueur will tend to be on the watery side.
Try adding glycerin if a thicker consistency is desired.
Good for baking.