Christmas Brandy, begin this brandy in the summertime with fresh fruits!

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Homemade Christmas "Brandy", not true brandy, but festive, easy and delicious!
Christmas Brandy
UPDATE:  This has a lovely soft cherry flavor. It is not thick like a true brandy and in defiance of tradition, we prefer ours over ice. Cheers!

I love the title of this book, it also represents my personal philosophy about running a home and managing your resources well. For me it does not matter what I have as much as, how well I use it, take care of it, and enjoy the end results.

I also like the seasons of this life, and even though it is only July, I am looking forward to the holidays. In order to be prepared, let's start with this easy formula that can be tucked away in a cool dark pantry, waiting for you to use and your enjoyment of it.

Also, this is so easy. There is no slicing or pitting or processing. Simply wash the fruit, dry briefly on an absorbent towel and toss in the jar!

Christmas Brandy
adapted from:  Up With Wholesome, Down With Store-Bought
makes - just enough for the holidays!

1 fifth of inexpensive rum
2 peaches or 3 apricots
1 heaping cup of cherries
1 1/2 cups of red grapes

Into the bottom of a large glass jar or crock, drop the apricots

add the cherries,

next, add the grapes,

and finally, pour the rum over.

How to make, Homemade Christmas "Brandy", not true brandy, but festive, easy and delicious!

Cap and put away to rest, while you wait for the holidays!

Homemade Christmas "Brandy", not true brandy, but festive, easy and delicious!

Shhhh! Now, all we have to do is wait for Christmas......Flavor Update:  A delicious mild cherry liquor, pour over ice and sip. 


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  1. That will be delicious. I think I'll make some. You don't pit the cherries and stone the apricots?

  2. Hey, that's kind of like my rumtopf that I started! Except I add fruits as they come into season.

  3. Oooh. The hard part is waiting! What an easy recipe.

  4. Who knew brandied fruit for Christmas was so easy! As long as you remember to do it in July! ;)

    I always want vanilla sugar for Christmas baking but only think about it mid December. I ought to start that right now too! Thanks for the reminder. ;)


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