Beverage Recipes > Hawthorn Flower Liqueur

How to make hawthorn flower liqueur:
Make absolutely sure you know what you are picking when you go looking for Hawthorn flowers. This is a very unusual drink.


4oz hawthorn flowers, petals only
1 1/4 pints brandy
6oz caster/superfine sugar
4 tablespoons water
(see measure conversions for more information)


- Put the petals into a clean, lidded jar.
- Cover the flowers with the brandy.
- Store in a cool place for 2 - 3 months.
- Strain the brandy.
- Put the sugar and water in a saucepan and heat until the sugar dissolves.
- Bring to the boil and boil for 1 minute.
- Strain through muslin into a small bowl.
- Allow to cool.
- Strain the brandy through a brewing sieve into a large container.
- Stir in sugar syrup.
- Pour into a sterilized bottle and cork.