*  Exported from  MasterCook II  *
 
                          RASPBERRY VODKA CORDIAL
 
 Recipe By     : Homemade in the Kitchen
 Serving Size  : 1    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Beverages
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    1 1/2  pints         red raspberries
    2 1/2  cups          vodka
    1      cup           sugar
      1/2  cup           water
      1/2  teaspoon      glycerin (found in drugstores)
 
 Put the raspberries into a large, shallow dish and mash with a fork or
 potato masher. Transfer the fruit and its juice to a 1-quart Mason jar and
 cover with the vodka. Seal the jar, shake to mix, and set it aside in a
 cool, dark place for 6 weeks. Strain the contents of the jar through a fine
 sieve into a 4-cup glass measuring cup. Discard the fruit; rinse the sieve
 and the Mason jar thoroughly. Fit the sieve with a damp coffee filter and
 strain the flavored vodka back into the jar. Combine the sugar and water in
 a small saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring until the sugar
 dissolves. Reduce the heat to low and simmer for 5 minutes, or until a clear
 syrup forms. Remove the pan from the heat and cool to room temperature. Add
 the cooled syrup and the glycerin to the liqueur. Reseal the jar and shake
 gently to blend. Using a funnel, divide the liqueur between two 10-oz
 decanters. The Raspberry Vodka Cordial should be ready to drink in 2 or 3
 days and has a shelf life of 2 to 3 months.
 
 YIELD: 20-oz (2 1/2 cups)
 
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