Today I have a guest post from my sister- who made some Crabapple Liqueur!!
I first tried this liqueur at the farm (Mom’s friend’s farm where she keeps her garden) not sure what to expect, but it turned out to be a sweet-tart treat! I couldn’t believe it was 20% alcohol, so be careful. This can be drank in a shot glass or mixed with club soda to lighten it up.
So, I had to make it myself – here’s how it went:
5 lbs crab apples (quartered)
3 cups Vodka
4 cups sugar
1 large jar
Our crab apples were picked at a park downtown, so they were all free! They can actually be eaten on their own too.
First, I cut up the apples and stuffed them into the jar.
After the apples fill the jar, pour the sugar over top. It tends to get stuck so you have to shake it around to get it to settle. I tried pouring the vodka in with it to get the sugar to dissolve.
To get these ingredients in, I had to be creative with the top of a water bottle to funnel everything in. Only one overflow incident, so you have to be patient with the sugar!
Once all the ingredients are in, put the lid on and lay it on a towel. The jar will remain here for the next 16 days. Turn the jar one quarter turn everyday, so there will be 4 full rotations by the end of the 16 days. Don’t worry if the sugar is not dissolved right away, it will slowly dissolve over the first week.
The liquid will turn a pink colour.
At the end of the 16 days, strain the mix to get all the juices out of the apples. It should make roughly two 1L bottles of sweet-tart crab apple liqueur!
mmmmm! - such a treat!
Thanks so much to my sister Kristie for guest posting! If you don't already know my sister - she is the amazing artist who did my banner above, and she has a wonderful blog where she posts about her art!
Hope you're all having a very tipsy Tuesday!