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Fresh Strawberry Liqueur

An easy Strawberry Liqueur that's ruby red and smells like a sun-drenched strawberry patch.
Course Drinks
Level Beginner
Main Ingredient Alcohol, Fruit
Diet Dairy-Free, Pescatarian, Vegan, Vegetarian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 6 cup


  • 860 grams strawberries
  • 150 grams rock sugar
  • 5 cups vodka


  • Wash, dry and then trim the stems off the berries and freeze overnight.
  • The next day, put the berries in a large glass jar and top with the rock sugar.
  • Pour the vodka over the berries and leave in a cool place for a minimum of 2 days and a maximum of 5 days.
  • Pour the strawberry liqueur into a bottle for storage. I recommend storing your liqueur in the refrigerator to prevent the flavor from changing


Since we're not eating these strawberries it doesn't matter if they're sour or misshapen. What does matter is that they taste like strawberries. Decades of selective breeding for size, frost and pest resistance have resulted in strawberries that are often bland and flavorless. I find that smaller berries from farmers markets work much better than the large commercial variety. If you can't smell them as you walk by, don't buy them.