We like to experiment around my house and often times these experiments turn into wonderful gifts. This is one such experiment: Homemade Berry Liqueur/Cordials.
Cut up 1 pound of Berries and place in a clean glass jar. Pour one quart of vodka on top of your berries (use cheap vodka, no sense in spending money on something you’re not going to taste the true flavor of anyway). Put a tight fitting lid on your jar and place in a cool dark place for one week.
Strain your vodka. Put the vodka in a clean glass jar with a tight fitting lid. Mix the berries with 2 cups of sugar and place that mixture in another clean glass jar with a tight fitting lid. Place both jars in a cool, dark place for a month. Shake the jar with the berries in it occasionally.
Strain the berries again (serve the berries over cake or ice cream) and add the liquid to the vodka and mix well. Leave the vodka mixture sit for 4 to 6 months before consuming. The longer it sits the better the flavor. Pour into decorative bottles for gifts. Enjoy – a small sip goes a long way.