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This homemade cassis recipe will teach you how to go from fresh picked black currants to deliciously sweet cassis liqueur. So easy to make and delicious!

This homemade cassis recipe will teach you how to go from fresh picked black currants to deliciously sweet cassis liqueur. So easy to make and delicious!

Not so long ago I decided it would be a good idea to go blackcurrant picking.  I had never had black currants before but figured they had to be delicious.  It was a fun day (despite the 100-degree weather) but the taste of the berries totally threw me for a loop.  They tasted totally different than I imagined.
I guess I just assumed they would taste like a cross between a blackberry and a blueberry (why I thought this I don’t know…my brain works in crazy ways) but they have their very own distinct flavor.  A flavor that I didn’t find myself really loving.  I was a little sad. Now I had over a pound and a half of berries that I didn’t really enjoy.  That is when it hit me.  I may not enjoy eating the berries but I do enjoy cassis.  Have you ever had cassis? It’s a delicious liquor made with black currants.  Since  making your own flavored liquor is really easy I knew it’s what I had to do!  You might remember I previously limoncello. Easiest thing ever! Luckily for you, this is too!

This homemade cassis recipe will teach you how to go from fresh picked black currants to deliciously sweet cassis liqueur. So easy to make and delicious!

STEP ONE

Put all your freshly picked, washed, and de-stemmed berries in a large glass bowl.  Grab your masher and mash the crap out of your berries. This is also a good exercise for releasing anger.

This homemade cassis recipe will teach you how to go from fresh picked black currants to deliciously sweet cassis liqueur. So easy to make and delicious!

STEP TWO

Get a large glass jar and add the smashed berries. Push them into the bottom of the jar.

This homemade cassis recipe will teach you how to go from fresh picked black currants to deliciously sweet cassis liqueur. So easy to make and delicious!

STEP THREE

Grab your vodka and pour it into the jar with the mashed berries.

This homemade cassis recipe will teach you how to go from fresh picked black currants to deliciously sweet cassis liqueur. So easy to make and delicious!

STEP FOUR

Stir the berries and pop a lid on the top. Once a week shake the jar and mix up the berries and vodka. Do this for 4 weeks.

This homemade cassis recipe will teach you how to go from fresh picked black currants to deliciously sweet cassis liqueur. So easy to make and delicious!

STEP FIVE & SIX

After your berries have soaked for 4 weeks the liquid will be very dark in color. Strain your liquid into a large bowl.  I disposed of my vodka soaked blackcurrants but you could keep them and serve over ice cream. Clean out the jar and add the strained liquid. Add one cup of white sugar and let sit for 3 months. After three months you can either bottle it up and give it away or put it in a more decorative bottle that will fit in your liquor cabinet.

After 3 months your liquid should be sweet and full of flavor. Enjoy!

This homemade cassis recipe will teach you how to go from fresh picked black currants to deliciously sweet cassis liqueur. So easy to make and delicious!

 

 

This homemade cassis recipe will teach you how to go from fresh picked black currants to deliciously sweet cassis liqueur. So easy to make and delicious!

Homemade Cassis

Prep Time: 45 minutes
Marination Time: 3 months
Total Time: 3 months 45 minutes

This homemade cassis recipe will teach you how to go from fresh-picked black currants to deliciously sweet cassis liqueur. So easy to make and delicious!

Ingredients

  • 1.5-pound black currants, stems removed and washed
  • 1-liter vodka
  • 1/2 gallon mason jar with lid
  • 1 cup granulated sugar

Instructions

Add freshly picked, washed, and de-stemmed currants in a large glass bowl.

Grab a potato masher and mash the currants.

Get a large glass jar and add the smashed berries. Push them into the bottom of the jar.

Grab your vodka and pour it into the jar with the mashed berries.

Stir the berries and pop a lid on the top. Once a week shake the jar and mix up the berries and vodka. Do this for 4 weeks.

After your berries have soaked for 4 weeks the liquid will be very dark in color. Strain your liquid into a large bowl. I disposed of my vodka-soaked blackcurrants but you could keep them and serve them over ice cream.

Clean out the jar and add the strained liquid. Add one cup of white sugar and let sit for 3 months. After three months you can either bottle it up and give it away or put it in a more decorative bottle that will fit in your liquor cabinet.

After 3 months your liquid should be sweet and full of flavor.

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