If you are planning to make liquor at home, keep reading the list of the easiest liquors to make at home with fruit, yeast and sugar. Insider Monkey has recently published an interesting article about it giving you some advice. Liquor or spirits include vodka, tequila, gin, rum, drinks made thanks to the distillation process. They are very strong and have a higher level of alcohol than let’s say, wines. Spirits or liquors are not very sweet. Flavored varieties are available today but the flavor is usually added after the distillation process. Liqueurs are sweetened spirits that feature different flavors. We can use rum or whiskey as a base spirit to make liqueurs.
Now without a further ado let’s see what Insider Monkey has investigated for us. We have picked two of the easiest liquors to make at home with fruit, yeast and sugar from their list.
The first one is Blackberry Moonshine. Start by making a simple syrup. Add 1 cup of water and 1 cup of sugar on high heat and then squeeze a few blackberries into the mixture. When it’s mixed well, add the mixture to a mason jar and refrigerate. Wash and dry blackberries and then place them in a mason jar. Ad the moonshine or vodka too as well as lime juice and lime zest. Now add 1 cup of blackberry syrup and seal. Let it sit in a low-lit room and shake the mixture daily. Once the sugar is dissolved, let it sit for at least 24 hours. The longer it sits the better but if you are in a hurry 24 hours are fine. Now, that the infusion is complete strain the mixture with cheesecloth to remove any seeds. The second drink is Homemade Rum. Take a large pot and add brown sugar, molasses, citric acid, and Diammonium Phosphate into it. Heat wash the mixture on the stove until it boils, then take it off the stove and let it cool a bit. This will allow the yeast to convert into alcohol more easily. Pour the mixture into a fermenter and top it off with water (about 25-30 C). The next step in making the liquor number three on our list of easiest liquors to make at home with fruit, yeast, and sugar, is to add the packet of yeast. Make sure water is no hotter than 30 C as this will kill the yeast. Leave the mixture set for an hour and then stir in the yeast. Leave it for about 24 hours and then stir again. Make sure the temperature of the sugar wash is about 20-25 C during the fermentation process. When bubbles stop passing through the airlock, the fermentation process is over and now you can transfer the mixture into another container after a day or two. Again, wait for about 2 days and then transfer the mixture to a fermenter.
For any further useful information, read Insider Monkey’s article about 5 easiest liquors to make at home with fruit, yeast and sugar.