Blueberry Cordial Liqueur Update post #29

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I picked 6 pounds of blueberries last Friday for $1 a pound. I will go this Friday and pick some more. Friday afternoons while my mom is at her ladies domino game at church is the only time I can do anything with out her. So I have always wanted to try making blueberry liqueur so here goes.

5 cups blueberries, frozen then thawed. (it bursts the molecular structure and releases more juice)
2 cups sugar
3 1/2 cups vodka

I put it in a 1 gallon glass jar, put the top on it and put in the pantry. I did 2 of these to use up the berries. I am supposed to shake it a couple times a week and let it set for 4-6 months. Then strain and enjoy! I can also use the berries over ice cream!

I'll be back in 6 months to let you know how it tastes...........hic........hic.........
 

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I made that last year! I really enjoyed it... It is very sweet- you only need a little bit. After the berries sit in that alcohol, they are pretty strong. I didn't enjoy them- but the cordial itself was enjoyable. I bottled some up and included it with my "garden goodies" Christmas gifts.
 

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lesa said:
I made that last year! I really enjoyed it... It is very sweet- you only need a little bit. After the berries sit in that alcohol, they are pretty strong. I didn't enjoy them- but the cordial itself was enjoyable. I bottled some up and included it with my "garden goodies" Christmas gifts.
What recipe did you use? There were so many on the web sites that I didn't know which one to choose. Is what I did ok? More sugar? More vodka? :lol:
 

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Baymule,

Did you put the lid on tight? Is there any fermentation taking place? I'm curious if any pressure builds that might blow the top off.

We have a lot of blueberries and have made wine, but this blueberry liqueur sounds very tasty.

Tony
 

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I just put the lid on, not real tight. I don't think it ferments, it is alcohol preserved! :lol: I am supposed to shake it a couple of times a week, I guess to mix it up.... I really don't know. We'll know in a few months!
 

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Oh baymule... we are birds of a feather. I sure do end up with a pantry full of fruit liquors every year! :) I haven't done blueberry, but I bet that doing a blueberry lemonchello would go very nicely this year. :)
 

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baymule said:
I picked 6 pounds of blueberries last Friday for $1 a pound. I will go this Friday and pick some more. Friday afternoons while my mom is at her ladies domino game at church is the only time I can do anything with out her. So I have always wanted to try making blueberry liqueur so here goes.

5 cups blueberries, frozen then thawed. (it bursts the molecular structure and releases more juice)
2 cups sugar
3 1/2 cups vodka

I put it in a 1 gallon glass jar, put the top on it and put in the pantry. I did 2 of these to use up the berries. I am supposed to shake it a couple times a week and let it set for 4-6 months. Then strain and enjoy! I can also use the berries over ice cream!

I'll be back in 6 months to let you know how it tastes...........hic........hic.........
I made some raspberry cordial, a couple of years ago now...

I still have about a half gallon of the stuff!! I found a small jar with about a half a cup of it, and decided to drink it just now!! I added a few ounces of half and half!! It was quite yummy... but it went straight to my head!! I am sure I will soon be falling to sleep!!
 

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