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DIY Root Beer Liqueur

Serious Eats Marcia Simmons 3 comments

The woodsy, complex flavors of root beer are right at home in a liqueur. Use it in cocktails like you would an amaro or in sweet concoctions for a bold and unusual flavor. More

DIY Cranberry Liqueur

Serious Eats Marcia Simmons 11 comments

When life gives you cranberries—which it always does this time of year—make cranberry liqueur. This bright red, tart liqueur can keep you in festive cocktails from Thanksgiving to Christmas and beyond. More

DIY Pumpkin Liqueur

Serious Eats Marcia Simmons 4 comments

Who doesn't want to drink alcoholic pumpkin pie? DIY pumpkin liqueur involves the same ingredients as pumpkin pie—only instead of crust, there's vodka. More

DIY Honey Liqueur

Serious Eats Marcia Simmons 4 comments

Sugar gets all the attention when it comes to sweetening cocktails, but a homemade honey liqueur will give an exotic new flavor to your drinks. More

DIY Pastis

Serious Eats Marcia Simmons 7 comments

Pastis is an anise-flavored aperitif that's one of life's little luxuries, and you can make a richly flavored homemade version by steeping some spices and bark in a jar for just a few days. More

DIY Strawberry Liqueur

Serious Eats Marcia Simmons 10 comments

A sweet liqueur flavored with strawberries and tarragon. More

The Homemade Pantry's Coffee Liqueur

Serious Eats Caroline Russock 4 comments

Coffee liqueur—a given for Irish Coffees and White Russians, but not too much else—is not the most serious of drinks. But that is precisely why Alana Chernila's recipe for Coffee Liqueur from The Homemade Pantry is genius. More

DIY Raspberry Liqueur

Serious Eats Marcia Simmons Post a comment

Raspberry liqueur isn't hard to find, but the bottles you can buy are all over the map. Some options are candy sweet, while others are cough syrup-strong. Making your own liqueur gives you control over how sweet and boozy the end result is—you're likely to end up with something that better suits your sugar tolerance. More

DIY Pear Liqueur

Serious Eats Marcia Simmons 2 comments

A homemade pear liqueur made with brandy gives you the sweetness of a fruit liqueur and the dryness of brandy in one ingredient. This pear liqueur hits the "Do I DIY?" trifecta: easy, cheap, and better-tasting than the store-bought stuff. More

DIY Coffee Liqueur

Serious Eats Marcia Simmons 16 comments

DIY coffee liqueur tastes like like a fresh cup of coffee with added depth from rum and just enough sugar to make it great for sipping or mixing—or baking and dessert garnishing. The quick steeping time means no patience is required. More

DIY Ginger Liqueur

Serious Eats Marcia Simmons 40 comments

This homemade ginger liqueur tastes so elegant that people will not believe you made it yourself. It can compete with Domaine de Canton on flavor—for less than half the cost and only 20 minutes of work. More

DIY Limoncello

Serious Eats Marcia Simmons 21 comments

Limoncello is a sweet, sunshine-colored liqueur made with lemon zest. Created in Italy as an after-dinner drink, it's light and delicate with just the right amount of alcohol intensity. More

Raspberry Liqueur Chocolates

Serious Eats Lucy Baker 4 comments

These easy homemade candies are reminiscent of fancy dipped chocolates. They may not look as pretty, but they are filled with the fresh, pure flavor of dark chocolate and sweet, boozy raspberries. Gussied up in paper liners and arranged in... More

Time for a Drink: MacKinnon

Serious Eats Paul Clarke 2 comments

The base for the drink is Drambuie, the Scottish herbal honey-and-whisky liqueur, but before you write it off as too sweet, look at the citrus and soda--that will tone down the sugar a few notches. Plus, there's a slider of rum to help level out flavor, and to bring the horsepower up to the necessary level. More

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