Liqueur Project

homemade liqueur

Homemade liqueurs, strawberry and coffee.

Both are delicious. I am going to make more for gifts and for my own cabinet. Here are the recipes…

Homemade Coffee Liqueur, from Macheesmo.

I ordered my Madagascar vanilla beans from The Spice House. I used a dark roast bird friendly coffee I order from Birds & Beans (and drink anyway for breakfast): Scarlet Tanager French Roast.

This liqueur is amazing in Black Russians and White Russians. I liked it 50/50 with vodka (1 part vodka, 1 part coffee liqueur). For a White Russian, 2 parts vodka, 2 parts coffee liqueur, 1 part cream.

Strawberry Liqueur, by Laurie on

I used local strawberries, from Applecrest Farm Orchards. Hoping to get both my daughters to join me there today to pick some more!

More about Strawberry Liqueur plus another recipe, from Serious Eats: How to Make Strawberry Liqueur.

You can splash a little strawberry liqueur in sparkling wine or club soda for a quick refresher, use it to sweeten up a seasonal sangria, or sub it in for other liqueurs like triple sec in classics like a Margarita. And you don’t need a lot of patience, since it doesn’t take long for strawberries to release their flavor and color—after only a day or two you’ll have a bright red infusion that smells like a Strawberry Shortcake doll who likes to party.

Maybe I can use the strawberry liqueur in the drink I invented, the Ruby-throated Hummingbird.

Coming soon: Homemade Rhubarb Bitters and Homemade Blueberry Liqueur.