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Homemade Liquor from Scratch

I have more than just homemade liquor, check out more homemade drink recipes at the end of the page.

I think they are better than store-bought – and you will save a chunk of change when you make your own. 

Many of these recipes require time to make, so if you are making these for gifts, etc – you may want to start right away.

Homemade Liquor Recipes #MissHomemade

Homemade Liquor

This homemade schnapps recipe takes 7 days to make – not bad for how good it is.


20 cups of water
6 cups of sugar
2 pint of Everclear liquor
2 oz of Watkins Peach Flavoring

Heat water and sugar until dissolved. Let cool. Add Everclear liquor and peach flavoring. Pour into bottles or jars. Let sit in a refrigerator for one week before drinking. This is a great cocktail drink recipe with pineapple juice.

Blend some of the schnapps with fresh peaches and some pineapple juice.  Refreshing.

Homemade Baileys Recipe #MissHomemade

Baileys Irish Cream is so expensive to buy. Not anymore. This homemade liquor recipe is better than Bailey’s and great for gift giving. You’ll have immediate satisfaction with this liqueur recipe.


1 cup heavy cream
1-3/4 cups sweetened condensed milk
1-2/3 cups Irish whiskey
1 tsp instant coffee granules
2 TBS chocolate syrup
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
1/2 tsp pure almond extract

In a blender, combine all ingredients and blend on high for 20 seconds. Store in a tightly sealed container in the refrigerator. Will keep for two months.

Homemade Coffee Liquor Recipe #MissHomemade

Recipe courtesy of topsecretrecipes.com

HOMEMADE KAHLUA (Coffee Liqueur)

1-1/4 cups white granulated sugar
4 tsp Tasters Choice instant coffee
1 cup warm water
1 cup light or dark rum
1/2 tsp vanilla extract

Combine the sugar and instant coffee with the warm water in a pitcher.  Stir until the sugar has dissolved.  Add the rum and vanilla extract.  Stir.

Pour the mixture into a glass bottle or jar with a lid for storage.  Makes 18 ounces. 

Homemade Blueberry Liquor #MissHomemade

This recipe for blueberry liquor takes 90 days – so you may want to make a double batch…


1 (12oz) pkg frozen blueberries
1/2 lemon, zested
3 whole cloves
1-1/2 cups Grey Goose vodka
3/4 cup simple syrup

Thaw the blueberries and mash with a fork in a bowl, and then add to a quart canning jar. Add the lemon zest, cloves and vodka. Seal the jar tightly and store in a cool, dry place for 90 days – shaking the jar gently every week or so.

After 3 months, strain the blueberries and filter through a cheesecloth. Pour into a quart jar. Pour in the simple syrup and tightly seal – shake the bottle gently until well combined. Store in a cool, dry place for 30 days more.

When ready to bottle, strain again through a cheesecloth and pour into the decorative bottle. Serve with 7-Up or club soda in a two to one ratio. Enjoy, it’s well worth the wait.

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