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Blackcurrant Spiced Vodka

Spiced blackcurrant vodka, a super easy liqueur to make at home
Prep Time15 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Drinks
Author: Karon Grieve

Ingredients

  • 300 g/11oz blackcurrants
  • 1 star anise
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 200 g/7oz sugar
  • 750 ml/1 11/4 pints vodka

Instructions

  • Rinse and pick over the blackcurrants removing any dodgy ones
  • Place blackcurrants into sterilised Kilner type jar and lightly mash with potato masher to break them up a bit so they'll release their flavour
  • Add the star anise, cinnamon stick and sugar
  • Pour in the vodka
  • Seal jar and shake well
  • Place in a dark cupboard and shake every day for a week to dissolve sugar then leave for another week
  • Pour liquid through a double layer of kitchen paper and a sieve, let it drip slowly and do not squeeze
  • Pour resulting liqueur into sterilised bottles