Al's Easy Liqueurs Recipes

Make homemade alcoholic liqueurs. We have easy to make recipes imitating the famous Kahlua Liqueur, Irish Cream Liqueur, and Almond Amaretto Liqueur. Find a Lemon, a Banana, a Licorice, and a Cocunut Liqueur. Try the delicious Blackberry Liqueur recipe, too.
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Mock Amaretto Almond Liqueur Recipe

Category: Alcohol Beverage

3 c Sugar
2 1/4 c Water
3 Lemons; the rind -- finely -grated
1 qt Vodka
3 tb Almond extract
2 tb Vanilla extract

Combine first 3 ingredients in a Dutch oven; bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer 5 minutes, stirring occasionally; cool completely. Stir in remaining ingredients; store in airtight containers. Yield: about 6 1/2 cups.

Mock Bailey's Irish Cream Recipe

Category: Alcohol Beverage

3 Eggs
15 oz Canned Condensed milk (Eagle Brand)
1/2 pt Whipping cream
1/2 ts Coconut extract
3 tb Chocolate syrup
13 oz Scotch Whiskey, (mickey)

Combine all ingredients in a blended for 1 minute. Let stand over night. Bottle the next day. No waiting time. **Store in refrigerator for up to 1 month.

Banana Liqueur Recipe

Category: Alcohol Beverage

2 md Bananas
1 ts Vanilla extract
3 c Vodka
1 c Sugar Extract (2part sugar/1part water, boil, cool)

The tastiest bananas will have a bright yellow peel and no discoloured areas which indicate a bruise. Never refrigerate bananas. Mash peeled bananas and add to vodka, cooled sugar syrup, and vanilla extract. Shake gently and let sit one week. Strain and filter. Let sit longer for additional flavoring, but may be used now. Experiment with cinnamon or nutmeg if you like. Yield: 1 quart.

Coconut Liqueur Recipe

Category: Alcohol Beverage

2 c Packaged coconut
4 Coriander seeds
1/4 ts Vanilla extract
3 c Vodka
1/2 c Brandy

Add all ingredients together and steep for 3-4 weeks. Turn jar every few days. The coconut tends to be porous and absorbs the alcohol so be sure to thoroughly strain and filter the mixture to yield the largest amount. Natural coconut may also be used, but tends to be watery and requires more coconut. Yield: 3 cups.

Homemade Kahlua Liqueur Recipe

Category: Alcoholic Beverage

4 c Water
1 1/2 c Instant coffee crystals
4 1/2 c vodka
8 c Sugar
2 Vanilla beans

Mix water, sugar and coffee crystals. Heat and stir until dissolved. Cool til room temperature. Add vodka. Pour mixture into 4 bottles. Cut vanilla bean in half lengthwise and drop half a bean into each bottle. Cap. After 2 weeks strain, remove bean and rebottle.

Mock Tia Maria Recipe

Category: Alcohol Beverage

26 oz Brandy (el cheapo brand)
1 Vanilla bean
1 1/4 qt Water; boiling
1 1/4 qt Sugar
2 oz Antiqua coffee(Spice Island)

Mix coffee and sugar well. Pour in boiling water, mix well, let stand until cool. Add brandy, cut vanilla bean lengthwise and drop into bottle. Let stand 30 days. Make approx 3 1/2 bottles (90 oz).


Licorice Liqueur Recipe

Category: Alcoholic Beverage

2 1/2 tb Licorice root, chopped
1 1/2 c Vodka
1/2 c Sugar syrup (2part sugar/1part water, boil, cool)

Wash the licorice root and chop into small pieces. Add to vodka and steep for 1 week. Strain and filter. Add sugar syrup and steep for 1 week. Ready to serve. Adjust taste with extract if necessary. Yield: 1 pint plus.

Blackberry or Raspberry Liqueur Recipe

Category: Alcohol Beverage

1 pt Fresh raspberries or blackberries
2 1/2 c Vodka
1 Vanilla bean
1/4 ts Whole allspice
1/2 c Sugar syrup (2part sugar/1part water, boil, cool)

Select full coloured and plump berries, avoiding stained baskets (sign of overripe or softened and decayed berries). Season is May to July. DO NOT wash until ready to use as water causes mold to form. Rinse berries and place in a mixing bowl, lightly crushing to release flavor. Add vodka, vanilla bean, and allspice. Stir and store in bottle in cool dark place for 3 weeks. Strain mixture through dampened cleesecoth squeezing as much juice as possible. Pour back in bottle adding sugar syrup to taste (1/3 to 1/2 cup per pint) and age another 3-5 weeks. Yield: 1 pint plus.




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