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MamaC
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 03, 2006 2:00 pm    Post subject: Fruit Liquor Reply with quote

Gina, I'll post here because is the same Marie with another hat :lol:

Fruit Liquor
2 Kg of any (not all, only one) (blueberries, blackberries, raspberries, cherries, apricots, strawberries, sour cherries)
1 Kg sugar
1 L pure alcohol
1 L Vodka

Choose the healthy fruit, discard pit if exists. Large fruit cut to small bites.
Take a large glass bottle (when I said large, I mean it 5-6 L) and place fruit and sugar in it. Mix slowly cover with paper cork and place in the sun for 3 weeks. Every day take the bottle


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 03, 2006 2:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Vi, what fruit is 'leeches' :roll: ?
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 03, 2006 2:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've done it again Embarassed

I meant lychees... but the word doc picked the word and if it doesn't give me a miss spell check I paste it the way it was.

Don't mind me... but I am sure glad you brought that to my attention.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 03, 2006 2:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I also thought it might be lychees, but in case I don't know about this new fruit 'leeches' so I better ask you first Wink
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 03, 2006 4:45 pm    Post subject: Re: Fruit Liquor Reply with quote

MamaC wrote:
Gina, I'll post here because is the same Marie with another hat :lol:


2 Kg of any (not all, only one) (blueberries, blackberries, raspberries, cherries, apricots, strawberries, sour cherries)
1 Kg sugar
1 L pure alcohol
1 L Vodka


Vi
this is iirish whisky?or fruit alcohol?? a bit confuse.. thanx for posting it anyway :lol:
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 03, 2006 4:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Gosh........you are so talented MamaC.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 03, 2006 4:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jo :lol:
Look at the Post subject what is there?: Fruit Liquor

Thank you Lynda ... I only learned like you now. Later in life you'll be as talented as I am because you are abitious :lol:

Gosh... I always am confused where you are Linda or Lynda... I'm getting mixed up :lol:
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 03, 2006 5:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Linda or Lynda is the same I suppose. It's okay Mamac. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 03, 2006 5:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is not ok :lol: they are 2 of you on this forum... the problem is I can separate you Smile)
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 04, 2006 10:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks, Vi. You're incredible.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 17, 2006 8:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Vi

a couple of questions:

1. from your recipe, how much wine/liquer did you get at the end of the process?

2. what is the criteria in choosing other types of fruits? as in, must it have skin on the outside or the flesh must be firm or soft(ripe, or overripe).
because the fruits you suggested are super expensive in Singapore by the kilo

to make the above, I need to fork out as much as S$100. Vodka and Rum are tax duty paid here. One bottle of 750ml can easily cost me $50 if not more. Fresh fruits will be around $50 by the kilo. Coz 100g is already between S$4 to S$9!! :shock:

but the thrill of doing this is knowing that you have at least try it once in your lifetime. coffee
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 17, 2006 8:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Gina wrote:

1. from your recipe, how much wine/liquer did you get at the end of the process?

2. what is the criteria in choosing other types of fruits? as in, must it have skin on the outside or the flesh must be firm or soft(ripe, or overripe).
because the fruits you suggested are super expensive in Singapore by the kilo

to make the above, I need to fork out as much as S$100. Vodka and Rum are tax duty paid here. One bottle of 750ml can easily cost me $50 if not more. Fresh fruits will be around $50 by the kilo. Coz 100g is already between S$4 to S$9!! :shock:

but the thrill of doing this is knowing that you have at least try it once in your lifetime.


I always used a 4 litter jug... 1.5 Kg fruit was used per jug + 750 gr sugar... and 750 ml each vodka and alcohol. Just enough to fill up the jug.
Then in the end I got at least 3 Litters of liquor if not more. Because I really pressed the fruits so I can get all the liquid out of them.
To be honest I never paid attention of the quantity.

You should chose fruits that don't tend to get mushy... juicy and very fragrant fruits are the best... creamy fruits not that good, your liquor will end up very creamy.
The skin is ok... many fruits have more color in the skin than the fruit itself... so it is good to add to the process.

You can also cut the recipe in half... but if you go to this trouble then it is better go all the way.
I have great success with this drink, a lot of people find it quite unique.
And it will keep a long way... I have bottles as old as 3 years.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 17, 2006 6:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Vi,
I'll try cranberry. But strange, I haven't seen any cranberry liquor at store :roll:

I also prefer pear and apple, what do you think Vi?

Last question, in your recipe, you require Vodka + pure alcohol. I can find pure alcohol at store (which is made from corn, 95% alcohol), but can you please tell me why pure alcohol is require?
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 18, 2006 10:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is pure alcohol the one that we can use to remove stickers if they are stuck to the window / windscreen?
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 18, 2006 10:26 am    Post subject: Re: Fruit Liquor Reply with quote

MamaC wrote:
Mix slowly cover with paper cork and place in the sun for 3 weeks. Every day take the bottle
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 18, 2006 3:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

jerseymom wrote:
Vi,
I'll try cranberry. But strange, I haven't seen any cranberry liquor at store :roll:

I also prefer pear and apple, what do you think Vi?

Last question, in your recipe, you require Vodka + pure alcohol. I can find pure alcohol at store (which is made from corn, 95% alcohol), but can you please tell me why pure alcohol is require?


I am not sure of pears... they are too soft and can desintegrate into the whole thing and become mushy... apple hold much better.

I prefer fruits with strong color and flavor.

If you find pure alcohol then use all pure alcohol... I put half and half for two reasons... first, pure alcohol is a little too strong and vodka helps to cut down that "bite"... and second vodka is not as expensive as the pure alcohol.... I wanted to reduce the cost.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 18, 2006 3:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Alannia wrote:
Is pure alcohol the one that we can use to remove stickers if they are stuck to the window / windscreen?


Sorry, I have no idea what kind of alcohol is that... maybe the girls can advice on this.

Alannia wrote:

Vi, do you that you take out in the morning & then collect it back in the evening? What if there's no sun for the day or for a few days? What happens to the fruits?


I leave the jug out for the entire time, sun or no sun, I keep it on the balcony on the table... but shake everyday.
I really don't know why it has to stay outside... but generations to generations is been done this way... and I am not going to be the one to change it.
The fruits will be fine... they need to ferment.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 20, 2006 6:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

MamaC wrote:
If you find pure alcohol then use all pure alcohol...

Vi,
thanks for your advice! How do I dilute the pure alcohol then (its 95% alcohol)? You know vodka in general only has 40% (?) alcohol.
I will bear in mind your points about the choice of fruit too Razz

Hi Alannia,
The type of alcohol is not drinkable. I did a quick search on internet, you may like to take a look?
http://www.sayno.com/alcohol.html
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 21, 2006 2:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Giselle,

Then use half pure alcohol and half Vodka.

The fruit gives a lot of juice too and if you use vodka... I think that the alcohol strength will go down.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 23, 2006 9:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks, Giselle. Then, I don't think we can find it over here.
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