Fruit Liquers can be made from any ripe fruits or berries. Vodka is most commonly used as it does not overly hamper the natural flavor of the fruit. In fact it takes on the flavor of the fruit not only creating a tasty dessert, the fruit itself - but the brine - the vodka is salaciously slugged down in shot glasses.
Spices are also a welcome addition. Allspice, cinnamon and cloves are frequently used, some recipes also call for liquid flavoring agents such as vanilla extract.
Strawberries in Vodka
A simple recipe I've used is for Strawberry Vodka - although other fruits can be substituted for the strawberries. Frozen fruit can also be used.
1 lb. strawberries
3 cups vodka
1 1/4 cup granulated sugar
1. Rinse the strawberries. Remove the stems and slice lengthwise - top to bottom into halves.
2. Place strawberries in a suitable container or containers such as mason jars, add your vodka leaving about 1/4 inch head space.
3. Store in a cool dark location - your refrigerator will suffice - for several weeks. Check on it and give it a shake weekly - not weakly but weekly.
In about 3 months the strawberries reach their peak of perfection. Pour the vodka/brine into a new bottle, it's still good, not only good - it's great, having taken on some the strawberry essence.
The liquored berries can be used for ice cream or dessert toppings or topped themselves with nuts, syrup, sugar and devoured as is. I like them with some confectioners sugar and walnuts.