Hot pink strawberry liqueur

10 minutes, plus overnight steeping time

In the spirit of the season combine a few ingredients and leave them to infuse for two days and you'll have a very festive home-made hot pink strawberry liqueur to gift to friends this year.

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  • 2 cups vodka
  • 200 g caster sugar
  • 400 g ripe strawberries, well washed & sliced
  • 1 - 2 T lime juice (or 2 T rose-water)

1. Combine the ingredients in a large, sterilised jar. infuse for up to 2 days, shaking the jar occasionally to encourage the sugar to dissolve. Strain and decant into sterilised bottles. Keep in a cool, dark spot until opened, then in the fridge for up to nine months.

2. Serve with tonic or sparkling water and ice, or add a splash to a glass of sparkling wine for a strawberry fizz.

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Photograph: Jan Ras
Production: Bianca Strydom
Food assistant: Nadia Meyer

Jeanne Calitz

Recipe by: Jeanne Calitz

Jeanne Calitz is the commercial projects editor at TASTE. She is also a food, travel and arts writer, as well as a seasonal cook.

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