This summer I wanted to try more recipes that the jam I make every season with my crop of blackcurrants. I toyed with the idea of making a liqueur that would mature naturally and it’s a perfect blend for the holiday season.

Fresh Blackcurrants are infused in sugar, vodka, white peppercorns and cinnamon and stored for months before ready to cheer at Christmas. Next year I will be batching up for sure.

I love that this is recipe is so easy to make and you could also use it to flavor cakes and puddings.

Christmas Blackcurrant Cinnamon Liqueur

Ingredients
  

  • 2 cups Blackcurrants washed and drained
  • 1 cup Sugar
  • 10 white Peppercorns
  • 2, 2 inch sticks Cinnamon
  • 3 cups Vodka

Instructions
 

  • Add the Blackcurrants to a jar and cover with the sugar, peppercorns, cinnamon sticks and vodka
  • Put a lid on and store this is a cool dark place for 1 month and give this a gentle shake
  • After a month strain everything and discard the fruit, peppercorns and cinnamon
  • Store in a cool dry place for another 3 – 5 months for the flavour to intensify