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Homemade BLUEBERRY VODKA & LIQUEUR (Cordial)



LOOKS GOOD, RIGHT?
Blueberry Liqueur + Dash of Blueberry Bitters!
Updated November 19, 2015

HOW TO MAKE HOMEMADE
BLUEBERRY VODKA & BLUEBERRY LIQUEUR


What do you do with a Barrel of Blueberries?
YOU TURN THEM INTO BOOZE! 
Recipes for Homemade Blueberry Vodka and Blueberry Liqueur:

BLUEBERRY VODKA RECIPE
INGREDIENTS
1 - 750 ml. Bottle of Vodka
1 Full Cup of Blueberries, Slightly Mashed

TOOLS
Quart Size Mason Jar
Large Metal Strainer
Cheesecloth
1 Quart Bowl
Funnel

DIRECTIONS:
1. Mash your fresh blueberries to release their flavor.
2. Put them into your Mason Jar.
3. Pour the vodka over the berries.
4. Seal up with the lid.
5. Store in the fridge for a minimum of 2 weeks and up to a month.
6. Shake every day or two.
7. Strain through a cheesecloth lined strainer into a clean bowl.
8. Pour back into original bottle or a decorative bottle, label & enjoy.

After I got through bottling up my Blueberry Vodka I still had some blueberries left and about a cup and a half of vodka staring at me from the bottle so...

BLUEBERRY LIQUEUR RECIPE
enhanced with lemon, fresh ginger, cilantro & mint! 

INGREDIENTS
1-1/2 C. Vodka
1 C. Fresh, Blueberries, Halved
Handful of Whole Blueberries
1/2 Tsp. Grated Fresh Ginger
3 Lemon Twists
1 Tsp. Chopped Cilantro Stalks
4 Leaves of Fresh Mint, Chopped Loose
1/4 C. Sugar (+/- depending on your tastes)


TOOLS
Quart Size Mason Jar
Large Metal Strainer
Cheesecloth
2 Quart Bowl
Funnel

DIRECTIONS:
Combine all the ingredients together in an infusing jar. Cap off, store in a cool, dark place and allow to infuse for a minimum of a week.  Shake jar every day and check for flavor intensity every few days after the first week.

The times here are minimum.  The longer you infuse, the deeper your blueberry and other flavors will be.  I've never made it to two months and I was tasting a pretty nice flavor within a week, but I left it to distill for a whole month, filtered it and let it sit for another 2 weeks and the flavor was even deeper with the fruitiness of the blueberry at the front, followed close by the lemon then hitting you on the back with the ginger, cilantro and mint! Just PERFECT!!!

Now, you wouldn't think I could do anything more with blueberries but you're wrong!  I still had enough left over to make
BLUEBERRY SALSA and BLUEBERRY NACHOS!

My tongue might be blue but I'm not after all those blueberry antioxidants!

Cheers!
 



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2 comments:

  1. Thanks for sharing your recipe on making blueberry vodka recipe. I am vodka lover and i used to try different kind of vodka especially different kinds of of flavor. I usually used Anestasia Vodka as the main ingredient of my mixtures and like to try your recipe and see how it taste. For more information about Anestasia Vodka feel free to see it here http://www.thecocktailstylist.com/2012/12/06/anestasia-the-worlds-first-tingling-vodka/

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  2. Ryan - let me know how yours turns out!

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