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How to Make Homemade Liquors recipe

How to Make Homemade Liquors

How to Make Homemade Liquors or homemade brandy. This homemade fruit brandy recipe is so easy & makes excellent gifts for the holidays or any occasion.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 3 minutes
Total Time 13 minutes
Servings 1
Author Gina Kleinworth


  • One - 2 pt jar per flavor
  • 2-1/2 cups fruit of choice or enough to fill the jar
  • *note- if making apricot brandy you can add the apricots whole- do not pit or skin
  • 12 tbsp granulated sugar
  • Vodka least expensive- plastic bottle to fill


  • Sterilize your jars & allow to cool
  • Fill with your fruit to the neck of the jar
  • Add sugar
  • Pour in your vodka- to the neck of the jar
  • Put on lid making sure your seal is tight.
  • Add a strip of tape & write the date on it
  • Store on the counter - does not have to be a particularly sunny or dark place
  • Flip every day for 3 months - once the fruit shrinks & is floating in the liquid it's okay to just give it a good shake everyday
  • When the 3 months is up- strain out the fruit pieces through a colander
  • To make the brandy more clear- strain again though a coffee filter.
  • Transfer to air tight decorative bottles if giving as a gift.