Creme De Cassis (Currant Liqueur)

poniedziałek, 27 stycznia 2014

Creme De Cassis (Currant Liqueur)

Time: 2 hrs


  • 7 -8 cups currants (the classic is black currants, but red currants will also make a lovely cassis)
  • 5 -6 cups eau de vie or 5 -6 cups vodka (enough to cover the currantsd in the jars)
  • 2 lbs sugar (approximately)
  • 2 cups eau de vie or 2 cups vodka


  • 1 You will also need: 2 Quart mason jars.
  • 2 Phase one:.
  • 3 Remove currants from stems and wash.
  • 4 Fill two quart jars with currants three-quarters of the way to the top.
  • 5 Pour eau de vie or vodka over the currants until the jars are nearly full.
  • 6 Seal jars and let sit.
  • 7 Note: currents are usually available at the end of July; they should sit in the jars until early December.
  • 8 Phase Two:.
  • 9 In early December (or in 4 to 6 months), empty the contents of the two jars into a sauce pan.
  • 10 Bring to a boil.
  • 11 Strain the juice.
  • 12 Measure the quantity of juice.
  • 13 For every quart of juice, add one quart of sugar and one cup of eau de vie or vodka.
  • 14 Combine in a saucepan, bring to a boil, and simmer briefly till sugar is dissolved and mixture is syrupy (about ten minutes).
  • 15 Pour into sterilized jars or bottles.
  • 16 Seal.
  • 17 Note: It is ready to drink at this stage, but it only gets better as it sits.

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