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Strawberry liqueur


Makes: 1 litre
timePrep time: 15 mins
timeTotal time:
Strawberry liqueur
Recipe photograph by Stuart West

Strawberry liqueur

A luscious infused vodka, turned a delicate pink by summer fruits

Makes: 1 litre
timePrep time: 15 mins
timeTotal time:

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Anna Glover

Anna Glover

Anna is our former Creative Food Editor, and a cookery writer and food stylist. She loves a challenge and is known for whipping up interesting flavour combinations. She’s still in search of the best pizza in the world 
See more of Anna Glover’s recipes
Anna Glover

Anna Glover

Anna is our former Creative Food Editor, and a cookery writer and food stylist. She loves a challenge and is known for whipping up interesting flavour combinations. She’s still in search of the best pizza in the world 
See more of Anna Glover’s recipes

Ingredients

  • 600g strawberries, washed, dried and hulled
  • 3 tbsp caster sugar
  • 1 x 1 litre bottle vodka

Step by step

Get ahead
The strained vodka keeps for 6 months in the fridge. 
  1. Cut the strawberries into thick slices.
  2. Divide the strawberries (and other flavourings if you like) between a couple of large (1 litre) jars or put it all into a very large (2 litre) jar. Sprinkle over the sugar, pour in the vodka and seal.
  3. Shake the jar to combine everything and leave in a cool dark place for 3-6 days until you’re happy with the flavour. The colour will naturally leach out of the berries. Give the jar a shake every day to agitate the fruit.
  4. To decant the vodka, strain into a bowl and discard the fruit. If you want a very clear vodka, pass through a coffee filter paper to extract any small seeds left.
  5. Use a funnel and jug to pour the pink-hued vodka back into the sterilised* original bottle or another bottle of your choice 
  6. Add a pretty label, then keep your strawberry liqueur in the fridge and serve over ice or topped up with sparkling water.
    Tip
    *Sterilise your bottle for 5 minutes in a medium-hot oven (190°C, fan 170°C, gas 5). 

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