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Homemade Creme de Cassis

Make your own black currant liquor from scratch to add to cocktails, champagne and more!
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Steep Time: 150 days
Total Time: 150 days 5 minutes
Servings: 3 cups
Calories: 101kcal
Author: EmilyFabulous

Equipment

  • funnel
  • mesh strainer
  • sealable jar (like a Mason jar)
  • sealable bottle

Ingredients

  • 2 cups black currants, rinsed (pesticide-free)
  • 3 cups vodka
  • 1 cup sugar ( I used demerara )
  • ½ cinnamon stick

Instructions

  • Place the black currants, vodka, sugar, and cinnamon stick into a large jar that seals (like a mason jar). Place the lid on the jar and shake all of the ingredients together. Store in a cool dark place like a basement or lower cabinet.
  • For 3 months, shake the jar every 2-3 days (or as you remember).
    jar of homemade creme de cassis after 3 months
  • After 3 months, strain the mixture and pour the liquid into a sealable bottle. Allow the liqueur to mature for 2 more months for optimal taste. Cheers!
    homemade creme de cassis

Nutrition

Serving: 1oz | Calories: 101kcal | Carbohydrates: 9.8g | Protein: 0.1g | Potassium: 30mg | Sugar: 8.3g | Calcium: 5mg

Any nutrition calculations are only estimates using online calculators. Please verify using your own data.