One of the top methods for making liqueurs is to infuse vodka, gin or other neutral spirits. You can put herbs, fruit, fruit peels and rinds, and even candy into bottles and leave them to absorb the flavor over time.
This is how you make liqueurs that are fruit flavored or herbal. It’s also how you make candy infusions.
Making a Syrup
The method for making a lot of homemade liquors involves some cooking. You’re essentially making a syrup like simple syrup, only with flavorings.
This is how you make liqueurs like Irish cream or coffee liqueur. Now for some recipes.
Recipes to Make Homemade Liquors
Candy Cane Homemade Liqueur Tutorial
Candy Cane Vodka tastes like sweetened mint. It’s a light, clean, bracing mint, but not overpowering. And the translucent red color is just gorgeous.
DIY Creme de Menthe is a classic green peppermint liqueur.
Creme de Menthe the classic minty-green peppermint liqueur is easy to make yourself! Great for cocktails, recipes and for gifts.
Eierliker German Egg Liqueur (a.k.a. Advocaat) - Texanerin Baking
This eierlikör, German egg liqueur, is somewhat similar to eggnog, but so much better! Thick, creamy, and great for holidays.
Easy Homemade Salted Caramel Vodka
Make your own salted caramel vodka with real caramel. Easy to do, and has a creamy feel and flavor that makes it even nicer than store bought caramel vodka.
Homemade Pomegranate Liqueur with Tsipouro
Mandarin Liqueur and Candied Mandarin Peels
Mandarin Liqueur or Mandarincello is a very simple spirit made by the infusion of mandarins in neutral alcohol. The quality comes entirely from the quality of the fruit, as each variety has its own distinct taste.
Paan Cordial | Paan Liqueur
This Paan (betel leaf) cordial makes for the perfect after dinner digestif replacing the traditional Indian paan chew.
Limoncello Liqeur is a refreshing and delicious Italian digestivo. Easy to make and great for gifting. Perfect to sip, a cocktail, or in a spritz.
Marshmallow Vodka Infusion Tutorial
This is a liqueur you can make with marshmallows. It's easy and fairly quick to make, and has a great flavor.
4-Ingredients to Homemade Orange (or Tangerine) Liqueur!
This sunshine-y liqueur can be made from oranges or tangerines. Enjoy it straight up over ice or as part of your favorite margarita recipe.
Karydaki Liqueur (walnut)
Karydaki Liqueur is a homemade Greek liqueur made with tender green walnuts which are steeped in alcohol for a certain period of time.
Easy Korean plum wine recipe (maesil-ju)
Korean Plum wine, or maesil-ju, is very similar to Japanese Umeshu, and delicious as well as easy to make!
Jolly Rancher Vodka Recipe
It’s time again for childhood and adulthood to collide in a most delicious way! You can infuse vodka with Jolly Rancher candies in any flavor or color you want, and they will taste pretty much just like the candy.
It's easy to make homemade Blueberry Vodka Liqueur. Whether you enjoy blueberry cocktails or just want the health benefits from a blueberry tincture, this recipe is all you need. Homemade vodka infusions make great gifts too!
Homemade Coffee Liqueur and Kahlua
Homemade Kahlua is easy to make and a great way to craft up your liquor cabinet. Coffee flavors that are perfect for your White Russian or whatever your coffee liqueur needs are.
Homemade Moonshine Recipe Without a Still
Homemade Blackberry Moonshine is fruity, sweet and strong. It's delicious mixed in with fruity cocktails or chilled shots.
Love the scent of honeysuckle? Try foraging for these edible wildflowers and infuse them into a delicious flower liqueur– honeysuckle vodka!
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.
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, it is the liqueur version of a Christmas pudding. But do not wait any longer to make it at home, you need to find a walnut tree and pick the walnuts by June!
Old Bachelor's Jam is the secret to preserving summer fruit.
Bachelor's Jam is an old-fashioned way to preserve the summer harvest. As fruit comes into season, you drop it into the jar and then cover it with a little brandy and sugar. The essence of that fruit soaks into the brandy, producing a sweet liqueur flavored by strawberries, peaches, plums, cherries and whatever else you happen to have on hand.
This homemade liqueur has full strawberry flavor from fresh strawberries. It's great to have a bottle on hand or give away as gifts!
Skittles Vodka Recipe
Step by step photo tutorial for making Skittles vodka, a candy-flavored alcohol treat for adults featuring Skittles candies. This new and improved method takes less than 24 hours.
Homemade White Chocolate Liqueur
The BEST homemade white chocolate liqueur! It's surprisingly easy to make and tastes deliciously creamy with extra white chocolate flavor, without being too sweet. It's got the perfect balance of booze and a thick, creamy consistency.
Low Carb Bloody Mary Infused Vodka - Fun To Make & Drink!
Low carb Bloody Mary infused vodka is a delicious way to have your Bloody Mary on a low carb or keto diet. It fun to make and even better to drink!
24 Hour Easy Limoncello Recipe - Best Homemade Crema di Limoncello (Creamy Version)
Limoncello is so easy to make, and with this recipe, you can be sipping your own liqueur in 24 hours!
Maple Butter Tart Liqueur!
Maple Butter Tart Liqueur is easy to make at home, and really does taste like butter tarts! Try the original version AND the creme version!
Homemade Kahlua Recipe for Yourself or Gift Giving
Sugar-Free Sour Puss Liqueur
Delicious homemade Peach Liqueur has such great flavor and is perfect for sipping as a before or after dinner drink. Make a great gift too!
White Chocolate Liqueur
This white chocolate liqueur is delicious and so easy to make! Perfect holiday delight or DIY gift.
Kumquat Liqueur (A Kumquat Version of Limoncello)
Kumquat liqueur is a fabulous way to use those kumquats! A kumquat version of limoncello, it's perfect to sip neat, in mixed drinks or even mixed with milk or cream for a creamy version.
Candy Corn Moonshine Tutorial
Candy Corn Moonshine is perfect for Halloween and fall tailgating. It mostly tastes like the candy, but with a kick and that moonshine flavor, too.