*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
                            LIQUEUR DE FRAMBOISE
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 Serving Size  : 1    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Beverages
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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    1       lb           Fresh raspberries **
    1       lb           Sugar
    2       c            Water
    2       c            Pure grain alcohol*
    2       c            Water
   ** This recipe works with most cane berries, such as blackberries,
   loganberries, etc.  Ready in 3 months.  Makes over 1 quart. Rinse and check
   berries.  Discard any overripe or moldy berries.  Place berries in a large
   bowl.  Crush berries slightly with back of wooden spoon. Set aside. Warm 2
   cups water with sugar in medium saucepan over moderate heat. Stir
   continuously til well dissolved and liquid is just warm.  Pour sugar water
   over berries, stir.  Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for one week.
    Stir occasionally. After aging in refrigerator, strain through a fine wire
   mesh strainer into a large bowl or aging container. Add alcohol mixture,
   stir.  Cap and let age one month. Strain through cloth until clear.
   Re-bottle as desired.  Ready for use in cooking at this point but age 2
   months longer before drinking. *Variation: 4 cups 80 proof vodka may be
   substituted for 2 cups pure grain alcohol and 2 cups water. Proof of
   liqueur will be slightly less.
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