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Cranberry Rhubarb Liqueur Revisited
In August, I posted a recipe for Cranberry Rhubarb Liqueur. I stated at that time, that I would post an update with pictures when the cordial was ready to serve. Well the time has come! It’s time to sample Cranberry Rhubarb Liqueur Revisited. I served this delicious Homemade Liqueur for Thanksgiving and it was a huge hit! Liqueur or Cordials are best served in small cut-glass glasses and slowly sipped.
Art of Sipping
Personally speaking, I think the “art” of cordial, liqueur or sherry drinking is somewhat of a lost art of sorts. A drinking ritual that went out of fashion in the 1950’s or 1960’s. Along with sipping brandy out of a brandy snifter, sherry and/or liqueur sipping can still be seen in movies but is seldom done ‘real’ life. I think it’s time to dust of that sherry or brandy bottle and dig out grandma’s cut-glasses. Tonight, why not pour yourself a small glass of Cordial, turn on your favorite holiday music and trim your Christmas tree. Enjoy!
Cranberry Rhubarb Liqueur
A real sipper:)
Course: Beverage, Cocktail
Keyword: beverage, cranberry, Rhubarb
- 1 18 oz fresh or frozen cranberries partially thawed if frozen
- 2 cups diced fresh or frozen rhubarb partially thawed if frozen
- 6 1/2 cups sugar
- 6 1/2 cups vodka
- 2 cups water
If you have access to a food processor, mince the cranberries and rhubarb to a fine pulp or use an immersion blender or food chopper to coarsely chop the cranberries and rhubarb and leave some cranberries whole, if desired. Put cranberries and rhubarb in a large glass jar. Add sugar, vodka and water. Stir. Cover tightly and set in a dark place at room temperature for at least 3 to 6 months.
Before serving, strain through double thickness of cheesecloth. Discard fruit.
Store cordial in a jar or decorative glass bottles with a tight fitting cap.
For this recipe we used Smirnoff Vodka