|Preparation||Cooking||Start to finish|
|41 min.||10 min.||51 min.|
|1||Put 2 blackcurrants leaf in a 1 litre jar.||5 min.|
|2||Quickly wash 700 g blackcurrant under the tap, drain and dry them.
Fill up the jar.
|3||Fill the jar with 600 ml neutral-flavoured eau-de-vie. The fruit must be completely covered with the alcohol.||2 min.|
|4||Seal the jar and leave in a cool and dark place for about 3 months.||1 min.|
|5||After 3 months, the alcohol will have taken on a pretty red/purple color.|
|6||This means that all the flavour of the fruits has been transferred to the alcohol.|
|7||Empty the contents of the bottle into a strainer placed over a high-sided container (to avoid splashes - they stain!) and collect the blackcurrant juice.||10 min.|
|8||Pour the juice into a pan.
You can now discard the fruit, they have lost all their taste.
|9||Prepare the sugar syrup:
In another pan put 500 g caster sugar and 300 ml water.
|10||Heat to about 110°C or 230°F, you can use a thermometer to check.
It takes about 10 minutes to reach this temperature.
|11||Leave the syrup to cool for about 10 minutes, until the temperature drops below 100°C or 212°F.|
|12||Carefully mix the two liquids together:
Add the blackcurrant juice to the syrup.
|13||Then pour this mix into the other pan.|
|14||Repeat this until the two liquids are thoroughly mixed.
It's important to do it like this because if you introduce a spoon or other utensil to stir with, the syrup might start to crystallize.
|15||The blackcurrant liqueur is now ready, and can be bottled.|
For 1 litre : 13.50 €
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