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3 Deliciously Sweet Homemade Liqueurs

3 Deliciously Sweet Homemade Liqueurs

Maybe you’ve noticed that I’ve been gone for a while. And if you’ve been following my Instagram, than you’ve seen I have became a mom and you probably understand that little donut has become the center of our universe.

So I’ve been taking things slow. Enjoying the baby, the life, the autumn in Tallinn. And this city… Oh, ever so beautiful in any season, I’ve been discovering it over and over again and now when me and the baby are finally on the move, I will be posting some of the very overdue photos of it.

In the meantime, and in the spirit of the upcoming season, here are the three of my favorite homemade liqueurs that I make most often. Ever since I can remember, there was a gigantic jar in our pantry, full of berries, dark rum and sugar. My mother’s special. As some fruit would come into season, she would add some of it into that jar. After some time, rum would soak all the aroma from the berries and it would be served on girls gatherings oganized by my mother and aunts. She also liked to use it as aroma for cakes and pastries.

During winter time, a must in the fridge would be my mother’s famous egg liqueur. To this day I keep making it and it is one of the favorites. Still, what is at my house most often is of the newer dates, Batida de Coco being my ultimate favorite.

It only takes minutes to prepare these liqueurs and with the exception of Batida de Coco that we make in large quantities, all the yields are small. There is not much alcohol in any of them as I like them that way – for sipping and enjoying. Though you can add as much as you like.

Batida de Coco



Batida de Coco

(original recipe)

Ingredients:

900 ml / 30 oz coconut milk
150 g / 5.3 oz sugar
100 ml / 3.4 oz heavy cream
200 ml / 6.7 oz cachaça

Instructions:

Cook all the ingredients except cachaça in a pot until sugar dissolves. Let it cool completely and then add cachaça.

Pour into bottles and keep in the fridge. Shake well before use!

Cocoa & Almond Liqueur



Cocoa & Almond Liqueur

(adapted from Kitchen Bloody Kitchen)

Ingredients:

400 ml / 13.5 oz unsweetened almond milk
250 g / 8.8 oz sugar (200 g / 7 oz if you use sweetened almond milk)
1 vanilla bean
50 g / 1.7 oz cocoa powder
100 ml / 3.4 oz vodka

Instructions:

Cook all the ingredients except vodka in a pot until sugar dissolves. Let it cool completely and then add vodka.

Pour into bottle and keep in the fridge. Shake well before use!

Homemade Irish Cream



Homemade Irish Cream

Ingredients:

400 ml / 13.5 oz heavy cream
100 g / 3.5 oz sugar
2 tablespoons strong black coffee (very strong, best is to use espresso, if not use filter coffee or strained Turkish coffee)
1/2 tablespoon cocoa powder
2 egg yolks
70-100 ml / 2.4-3.4 oz Irish whiskey

Instructions:

Cook all the ingredients except whiskey and egg yolks in a pot until sugar dissolves. Let it cool slightly and then put egg yolks in a separate bowl and start adding little by little cream and then whisk. Pour into the rest of the cream. Let cool completely and add whiskey (to taste but not too much).

Pour into bottle and keep in the fridge. Shake well before use!

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5 Comments

  • Turist November 25, 2015 5:10 pm

    This looks amazing! Just what I need when it’s snowing!

  • Natalie @ A Fit Philosophy December 1, 2015 4:33 pm

    Looks delicious and perfect for the holiday season!

  • grace December 1, 2015 5:00 pm

    i’m an irish cream fanatic, but i’ve never tried my hand at making it–thanks for the recipe! the others sound addictive too. :)

  • Kari December 1, 2015 6:24 pm

    I can’t wait to try making these! Yum!
    Kari
    http://www.sweetteasweetie.com

  • Cristie December 2, 2015 2:42 am

    Love this idea. They all sound delicious

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