Hawthorn Grappa Liqueur Recipe D.I.Y.

Hawthorn Grappa Liqueur Recipe D.I.Y.
Hawthorn Grappa Liqueur Recipe D.I.Y. The way your grandpa drank his Grappa!

Hawthorn Grappa Liqueur Recipe

Hey Guys and Gals!

Are you looking for an awesome Hawthorn Grappa Liqueur Recipe? You now have no reason to look any further; you have just found what you have been looking for! This is a recipe for the most awesome tasting Hawthorn Grappa Liqueur in the world.


Step 1

  • 2 handfuls of hawthorn berries (fresh or dried)
  • 4 cups of Grappa

Step 2

  • 1/3 cup of sugar
  • 3/4 of a cup of water

Utensils Tips

Here is a list of the simplest utensils that you can use; the ones Mom should already have in the kitchen:)

– cheesecloth
– saucepan
– small funnel
– glass bottles, or storage containers, for bottling and serving, you can either use the glass Jar you used before, or just buy a second one. 


Step 1

Place the berries and the grappa, in the container that you will be using to age in. Make sure that berries are totally submerged in the grappa. You can crack open the berries for a stronger flavor.

Step 2

Combined the sugar and water in a saucepan and bring mixture to a boil and reduce heat to a simmer until sugar has dissolved. Remove from heat and set aside to cool.

When done cooling add to the container, then cover and close the container.

Aging, Straining, filtering, and Drinking Your Angelica Grappa Liqueur

Leave the Grappa in a sunny location until the berries have completely given their color to the distillate.

After the berries have given over their color completely to the grappa , strain your liqueur through several layers of cheesecloth.

It helps to moisten the cheesecloth first so the liquid permeates more smoothly.

Once you get to the point where you have strained everything out, you can gently wring the cheesecloth to extract all of the liquid and juice.

(you can squeeze the berries to if you want the flavor of the berries will be more pronounced)

If you still need to strain your liqueur further due to lack of clarity, you can strain it 1 more time through a coffee strainer.

Place back into the container and let it age for a minimum of another month.

You can add water for a lighter taste, though I suggest that you use clear mineral water. I have found that tap water can make your alcohol cloudy.

If you feel that your liqueur is to sharp you can add a little more sugar. To strong of a taste? Add some more grappa or filtered water, though I do suggest that you go easy, you have waited possibly 2 months or more you don’t want to mess it up now!

Congratulations, You Have Completed Making this Awesome Hawthorn Grappa Liqueur Recipe!

You now need a bottle and a label which are cool enough to compliment your hard work. Honestly, if you put it into a cheap bottle, people will make fun of you. BUT, if it looks good, people will rave about it!

Notes on Utensils and Ingredients

  • Glass is always preferable when working with strong alcohol. Avoid plastic as much as possible.
  • Use organic ingredients to avoid pesticide residues.

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To spirits and cheers,

Binyomin Terebelo, Master Distiller and Drinkologist.



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Written by Binyomin Terebelo
I love hearing from you about why you love something I wrote or published or a recipe I don't know. I am Master Distiller at Terebelo Distillery, Love all things alcohol. Freelance for Grogmag and blog recipes for buildthebottle.com Weekend Rabbi too.
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