If you like strawberries then you’re sure to like Liquore di Fragole, strawberry liqueur. Fresh strawberries infuse in alcohol for less than 24 hours, which is unlike the 40 day lemon-alcohol infusion period when making Limoncello. It’s quick, easy, and delish!
Liquore di Fragole
- 3 cups grain alcohol
- 2 pints strawberries
- 4 cups water
- 3 cups sugar
- Wash, hull, and halve strawberries. Place prepared strawberries and alcohol in a large glass jar with a tight-fitting lid. Let stand at room temperature for about 24 hours, or when the strawberries turn pale and white.
- Remove strawberries from alcohol and discard. Strain alcohol mixture using a cheesecloth two or three times to remove any strawberry remnants and small seeds.
- Combine the sugar and water in a small saucepan. Bring liquid to a simmer. Heat until sugar completely dissolves and is clear. Let cool. Add the infused alcohol and stir well. Liquore di Fragole can be served immediately.
YIELD: 2 quarts