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This recipe for a simple to prepare and delicious liqueur, comes from Evelyn at the Recipe*Zaar website. I heard about it at a favorite foodie forum and had to give it a try. I'm certainly glad I did. I served it the first time after our last thanksgiving dinner and it was a smash hit. Be forewarned though, because it packs a wallop :)
Clean the berries without washing and set aside in a tall ½ gallon jar with a tight-fitting lid.
Mix sugar with water over low heat until dissolved. Increase heat, bring to a boil and set aside to cool. Mix the cooled sugar mixture with the vodka and pour over the berries. Cover tightly and store in a cool, dark place for at least 1 week (I found 2 weeks worked very well.)
Pass the liqueur through a fine mesh strainer, reserving the berries. Strain the liqueur one last time through a coffee filter to remove any tiny berry seeds. Serve with or without a berry or two (or just munch the berries as they are:)
There is no reason this won't work with other berries. I substituted 2 cups of raspberries for the strawberries and it was wonderful!
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