You can make your own liqueurs and mixers at home, and sometimes it’s even better than store brands. It’s a fun process that lets you get creative with your drink mixers.
There are a lot of ways to make your own liqueurs. There’s no cooking, like there is with making simple syrup. There’s just a lot of waiting.
It takes time for all of these to infuse. One infuses in an hour, using an Instant Pot. Several that use candies for flavor only take about 24 hours.
And quite a few, especially the ones using fruit or herbs, can take weeks. But they’re worth it for the deliciousness.
Tools for Homemade Liqueurs
For a couple of these you’ll need a blender like the Nutribullet. You’ll also need glass bottles for holding the infusions. You may need coffee filters, sieves, etc., for filtering your infusion.
The glass bottles are the most important. You can use mason or ball jars or old (well-washed) condiment jars, too.
Homemade Liqueur recipes
Salted Caramel Vodka Liqueur
You can infuse caramel candies into vodka, and it's so much better and richer tasting than store bought caramel vodka. It makes a wonderful mixer for any drink that could use some salted caramel.
Peppermint (Candy Cane) Vodka Liqueur Recipe
Candy Cane vodka is easy to make. You can drink ir straight or use it in place of creme de menthe, peppermint schnapps or peppermint vodka in many cocktail recipes.
Marshmallow Vodka Infusion Tutorial
DIY Marshmallow Vodka is a delicious infusion that tastes like marshmallows – vanilla and sugar. It’s sweet but not too sweet. And the feel of it in your mouth – unlike a clear, store bought version – is silky. It feels like a cream liqueur.
White Chocolate Liqueur
This homemade white chocolate liqueur is even better than Godiva! Absolutely delicious shaken in a martini glass, over ice or in your favorite holiday cocktail.
Homemade Irish Cream Liqueur
Usually when people are looking for this recipe they want to duplicate Baileys Irish Cream liqueur. Does this recipe straight up duplicate Baileys Original Irish Cream? No, but it's close and has its own unique taste.
Everything tastes better when you make it yourself! Make it now and in a few weeks you'll be all set for your next boozy baked good/gift/cocktail.
Easy Limoncello Recipe - Best Homemade Crema di Limoncello (Creamy or Plain)
If you've never made Homemade Limoncello before, you might be surprised at how easy it is. The hardest part is waiting a couple of weeks for the lemons to infuse! This sunshine-yellow liqueur is a traditional digestif in Italy, but is very versatile in mixed drinks too.
Candy Corn (Vanilla) Moonshine Infusion
This Candy Corn Moonshine infusion is loads of fun, especially for tailgating and Halloween parties. This easy recipe also works with vodka or rum if you prefer.
Jolly Rancher Vodka Recipe
It's so easy to infuse vodka with delicious Jolly Rancher candies, and only takes 12-24 hours.
Homemade Orange Liqueur Curacao Style
This homemade orange liqueur is very similar to limoncello, it can be served cold at the end of a meal or used in recipes or cocktails that call for orange Curacao, Triple Sec or Cointreau. A perfect edible gift.
This Peach Liqueur has subtle peach flavor with a hint of cinnamon. Perfect served as an aperitif or an after dinner drink.
Keto & Sugar-free Homemade Chocolate Liqueur
This sugar-free and keto friendly chocolate liqueur made from cacao nibs is a super easy DIY recipe to get you started on the wonderful world of near zero carb liqueurs.
Pomegranate Liqueur Recipe
This Pomegranate Liqueur Recipe makes a tasty alcoholic drink that is perfect for the holiday season! Add this easy liqueur to your Christmas cocktails for a shot of flavor.
Skittles Vodka Recipe
Vodka infused with Skittles candies tastes exactly like the candies, but with a kick. They work well as liqueurs in drinks that call for one of their flavors.
Kumquat Liqueur (A Kumquat Version of Limoncello)
Kumquat liqueur is similar to limoncello, but based on kumquats instead of lemons. It’s a great way to use kumquats if you have a generous harvest.
Homemade cranberry liqueur
This homemade liqueur is very easy to make and you can use variations
of my recipe. There’s more than one way to get to the sweet, tart taste
and beautiful color this liqueur is known for.
Homemade raspberry liqueur
This raspberry liqueur is easy to make and is delicious both to sip on as it is, or as an ingredient in cocktails. Its bright flavor and color is worth adding to your home bar soon.
The Best Keto Irish Cream Recipe
This Keto Irish Cream recipe makes the most delicious homemade liqueur for the holiday season! Give your morning coffee an added kick or simply enjoy this homemade Baileys over ice.
Homemade Violet Liqueur
This homemade violet liqueur is made with the violets I picked from my garden. Comes March, my garden fills up with wild violets and this is my favorite way to use them. It is a unique edible gift to give to friends!
Homemade Italian Licorice Liqueur
Licorice liqueur is one of the most effective digestives Italians have to offer. In addition, it is the simplest liqueur to make and does not need months of brewing. Make it now and offer it the next day. The perfect edible gift!
Homemade Creme de Cassis
This Homemade Creme de Cassis recipe will make a homemade liqueur that you can use in cocktails, add to wine or champagne or just drink on its own. All you need are black currants, vodka, and sugar. It's sweet, dark, delicious, and easy to make!
Easy Homemade Copycat Baileys Irish Cream Recipe
Learn how to make this copycat, homemade version of Baileys Irish Cream with this fast and easy recipe tutorial. Rich, creamy, with that slight whiskey-bite, and ready in less than a minute, this copycat Bailey recipe is simply fantastic.
Starburst Vodka Tutorial
This Starburst infused vodka ends up tasting a lot like the candy. You can divide the candies by flavor to make batches for each one, or combine flavors if you prefer. They make terrific mixers and can be used in place of liqueurs.
Homemade Green Walnut Liqueur: Nocino
The Italian green walnut liqueur Nocino is the winter variant of the Limoncello. Made with unripe green walnut hulls, flavored with lemon zest, coffee, cinnamon and cloves.
Cranberry Orange Liqueur Recipe
Homemade Cranberry Orange Liqueur is a beautiful aperitif or a tasty base for cranberry cocktails. This version is easy and only needs 2 weeks to marinate.
Cranberry gin (take on Sloe Gin)
This cranberry gin is a New England take on a British classic, sloe gin. This gently sweetened infused gin liqueur is easy to make, with suggestions on ways to adapt the flavors. Perfect for festive sipping or giving as a gift.
Love the scent of honeysuckle? Try foraging for these edible wildflowers and infuse them into a delicious flower liqueur– honeysuckle vodka!
Limoncello, Arancello Rosso, and Pompelmocello
With two new variations on limoncello, one made with blood orange and another with grapefruit.
How to Make Sour Cherry Liquer
Whether you wish to add it to a drink mix or simply enjoy it on it’s own, we’ll show you how truly easy it is to make a delicious, homemade sour cherry liqueur.
Apple Pie Moonshine- Instant Pot Recipe
Using Everclear, which is 190 proof, Apple Pie Moonshine has got a serious kick! And with the use of your Instant Pot, you can have delicious Apple Pie Moonshine in less than an hour of cooking time!