Liqueur making is as old as civilization itself. In fact, the
recipes and techniques have not changed much since the Middle
Ages. Carefully selected seeds, herbs, fruit and essential oils
are macerated or distilled, and then fortified with alcohol and
sweetened. Liquor Quik has sourced the best essences from
Northern Europe, where the old world style of extraction is
still very much a treasured art. These essences are then blend
and bottle in an old-fashioned glass collector's bottle.
LIQUOR QUIK - Mixing Guide for
ALL liqueur recipes require 25 fl. oz. (725 mL) of 20-30%
alc./vol. of alcohol. Add approximately 1 fl. oz. (29 mL) of
glycerin and/or Glucose (Corn Sugar) as an optional thickener.
All liqueurs yield between 28-31 fl. oz. (810-900 mL).
SIMPLE INSTRUCTIONS # 1:
1. Choose your alcohol base: Generic Vodka, Whisky or Brandy or
your own alcohol base made from Super Yeast. To make a low
alcohol liqueur, substitute 20 fl. oz. (580ml) of the alcohol
with distilled water.
2. Choose your favorite flavor from our selection of 24 classic
Liqueurs and spirits.
3. Add the correct amount of sugar to sweeten liqueurs.
4. Add corn sugar and/or glycerin (finishing formula) to taste.
The final product is ready to drink but will improve in taste if
left to age two weeks.
SIMPLE INSTRUCTIONS # 2:
Pour: the contents of the Liquor Quik bottle into an empty quart
bottle (or into the blender).
Add: sugar syrup (or plain sugar and water into the blender).
Fill: the quart bottle with base spirit (or to the 32 oz line of
Using Blender: Pour extract, sugar and water into blender. Add
spirit to the 32 oz. line. Blend at medium speed for 2 minutes
until sugar is dissolved. Let stand until air bubbles are
dispelled. For sweet liqueurs, use 2 cups of sugar and 1 cup of
water. For medium liqueurs, use 1 cup of sugar and 1/2 cup of
For Smoother Liqueur: Add 1 to 2 tablespoons of Glycerin.
Liqueurs will also mellow with age.
Sweet - Use 2 cups of sugar syrup (made by boiling 2 cups of
sugar syrup with 1 cup of water).
Medium - Use 1 cup of sugar syrup (made by boiling 1 cup of
sugar with 1/2 cup water).
Brandy - Use no sugar.
STRENGTH OF LIQUEUR:
You control the
proof of the finished liqueur. Vodka is simply neutral grain
spirits diluted with water. By federal law it has no taste, no
aroma and no color (imported Vodka excepted). So always use the
least expensive Vodka available. The proof of your finished
liqueur will depend on the proof of the base spirit you use. You
can also reduce the alcohol content further by adding water.
Generally 80° proof Vodka, Brandy, Rum and Whisky are called