This Canadian themed liqueur is easy to make at home, and really does taste like butter tarts!
Keyword Alcohol, Butter Tart, Canadian, Cocktail, Liqueur, Maple Syrup, Raisins
Prep Time 5minutes
Cook Time 10minutes
Infusion Time 7days
Total Time 7days15minutes
Author Marie Porter
3CupsDecent Quality Vodka
2 1/2CupsBrown SugarPacked
Place raisins in a large, clean jar.
Slice vanilla beans lengthwise, scoop the seeds out. Add beans and seeds to the jar, top with vodka, and shake well. Store in a cool, dark place for about 4-7 days, shaking daily.
After a few days, taste. If the flavour is good and strong (it’ll likely be!), strain out raisins and vanilla, discard.* If you want more flavour, allow it to sit for another week or so, shaking daily.
Combine brown sugar, maple syrup, and water in a pot. Cook over medium heat, stirring frequently, until sugar is fully dissolved. Remove from heat, allow to cool.
Combine infused vodka with maple-brown sugar syrup, stirring or shaking well to combine. Bottle in clean wine or liqueur bottles.
After bottling, you should let it age for about a week in a cool place before drinking it – IF you have that kind of patience! Aging results in a smoother, more mellow flavor.
Saving a few vodka raisins to place in the liqueur bottle makes for a cute presentation idea.