Classic Mixology: Cocktail & Mixed Drink Recipes

ratafia of raspberries

What it is:  Liqueur
Liqueur or cordial flavoured with raspberries (many other fruits can be used). A basic recipe includes a bottle of red or white wine, 1/4 cup vodka (to prevent fermentation), 1 cup cut-up fruits, vegetables, or herbs, 1/4 cup sugar. Combine all ingredients in a large jar and refrigerate 3 to 4 weeks; strain into a clean wine bottle and cork or cap tightly. Keep refrigerated.
Further reading:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ratafia