When finished by early winter, this liqueur is a seductive, sensuous treat intended for bachelor’s to serve to their intended to create a romantic mood. Normally, the fruit is left in the liqueur to be served atop ice cream, panna cotta or custard to create a luscious, sensational flavor that is the taste of romance itself.

Bachelor's Liqueur
 
A fruit-filled liqueur that may be used as a dessert topping or as a beverage. It's brandy base provides a delicious foundation and the fruits make it intensely flavorful.
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Recipe type: Liqueurs
Serves: 1 litre
Ingredients
  • 3 1/2 ounces strawberries
  • 3 1/2 ounces raspberries
  • 3 1/2 ounces cherries
  • 3 1/2 ounces apricots
  • 3 1/2 ounces mulberries or blackberries
  • 3 1/2 ounces peaches
  • 3 1/2 ounces prunes or plums
  • 3 1/2 ounces grapes
  • 3 1/2 ounces sugar for each kind of fruit
  • 1 bottle premium brandy
Instructions
  1. The fruits must be fresh, ripe and cut in little pieces.
  2. In a big jar, put a layer of strawberries, a layer of sugar, cover with brandy, put on the lid and keep in a fresh (cool) and dark place.
  3. When the next fruit appears in the market, put again a layer of fruit pieces, sugar and brandy and keep in the dark again.
  4. You'll go on with this proceeding when each fruit appears; this must begin with the first fruits in the spring and must end in autumn with grapes.
  5. Don't forget: one layer of fruit, one layer of sugar and brandy to cover.
  6. When you add the last fruit, sugar and brandy, close the jar very well and keep it in the dark and fresh place (like a pantry) for a few months.
  7. You must shake the jar carefully to help the sugar to dissolve without any damage to the fruit layers.
  8. This liqueur may be served with bits of fruits in little glasses or goblets. or strained and filtered to created a delicious tutti frutti liqueur.
Notes
One litre makes 16 servings. You can use the fruits listed in the ingredients or any other kind of fruit you'd like.
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