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Ingredients:Blackcurrants and Brandy

  • 2 lbs black currants, with a few leaves
  • 4 Cups brandy
  • 1.5 Cups sugar
  • 2 Cups water
  • 1 Vanilla Pod

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Gooseberry Vodka Recipe, only 3 ingredients and 6 months waiting for the magic to happen.

This is what you will need:gooseberry

  • 500g / 1 lb of Gooseberries
  • 1 Litre of Vodka
  • 375g of granulated sugar.

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Scotch Whisky and Citrus Fruit Liqueur recipe.

This is what you will need:Citrus fruit for Whisky Liqueur

  • 600ml/1 pint Scotch whisky
  • 1 unwaxed orange
  • 1 unwaxed lemon
  • 1 unwaxed lime
  • 2cm piece root ginger grated
  • 225g/8oz granulated sugar

If you can’t find unwaxed citrus fruit then give ‘normal’ fruit a scrub in hot soapy water, rinse and dry.

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Apricot Vodka, Something different but everyone’s cup of tea.

This is what you’ll need:apricot

  • 3/4 cup fresh apricots, stoned and diced
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened dried apricots, diced
  • 1 1/2 cups vodka
  • 1/4 cup simple syrup, plus more as desired

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If you’re looking for something different and with a real flavor, try this recipe for homemade pumpkin liqueur.pumpkin

It’s quick and easy to make. What’s more, unlike most recipes on this site it’s ready almost immediately, although leave it in the fridge for a few days will improve it . This is what you’ll need:

  • ¾ cup water
  • ¾ cup brown sugar
  • 4 whole cloves
  • 10 allspice, crushed
  • 1 tablespoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon dried ginger
  • Peel of one lemon
  • 6 tablespoons pumpkin
  • 1 ½ cups vodka

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Limoncello is traditionally made with Sorrento lemons but any good quality, unwaxed, lemons will do the job. Dilute with sparkling water to make a gorgeous, long drink, adding the juice of one fresh lemon per four drinks for extra punch.

Ingredientslemons for Limoncello

  • 5 unwaxed ripe lemon
  • 1l bottle vodka
  • 750g caster sugar
  • 700ml boiling water

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Wiltshire Liqueur CompanyWiltshire Original Liqueur Company have been produced since 1993. Developed to deliver a sophisticated taste which allows the fruit to be the shining stars.

Liqueurs include: Sloe Gin, Damson Vodka, Blood Orange, Wild Strawberry.

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Sloes for making Sloe GinSloe gin is a red liqueur made with gin and sloe (blackthorn) drupes, which are a small fruit relative of the plum. The final liqueur has an alcohol content between 15 and 30 percent by volume.

Remember all those times you visited relatives at Christmas time, they always had sloe gin, well now you can make it yourself. Very simple to make, you will need to find a local wood or forest and get picking.


  • 450g/1lb sloes
  • 225g/8oz caster sugar
  • 1 litre/1¾ pint gin

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Liberty Gin is made from an Old Dutch recipe with ties to the spice trade during the American Revolution, Liberty Gin uses only six classic ingredients.

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