(Susan - slehmkuhl517)
a sweet strawberry liqueur, with an alcohol content of about
40%. It's quite nice in the winter after dinner.
have finished steeping the strawberries, drain them well and
serve them for dessert (though not to children). They'll go
quite well over ice cream.
very ripe strawberries (wild if possible)
A half-inch piece of vanilla bean, crushed
1 3/4 cups Splenda
1/2 cup water
1 1/3 cups grain alcohol
strawberries and lightly rinse them, then put them in a 2-
quart glass jar. Add the other ingredients, seal the jar,
and steep the strawberries for a month, gently shaking them
once or twice a day.
have finished steeping, remove the strawberries by gently
pouring the liqueur through a wire mesh strainer and into
a bowl. Let the strawberries drain well, then transfer the
liqueur into a clear glass bottle, using a funnel and a piece
of filter paper. Stopper the bottle, let it set for about
7 months, and it's ready.