Prune Liqueur

Prune Liqueur

I made a fruit liqueur with prunes, a fruit that is supposed to reduce tiredness and relieve stiff shoulders. This liqueur has a beautiful colour and a delicious flavour.
This photo was taken about 2 hours after I mixed everything together.


approx. 500 g
1/2-2/3 cup
900 ml


1. Sterilize a container for the liqueur using boiling water, and leave to dry. Wash the prunes and get rid of any stems. Pat away any excess moisture with a paper towel.
2. Peel the skin off the lemon, including the pith. Slice into 4 round slices.
3. Add the prunes and lemon slices to the container and pour in the shochu.
4. Store in a cool, dark place. It should be ready in about 6 months. The lemons are only there for flavour so you can remove them after 1 month. You can remove the prunes after 6 months, and use them to make jam or for baking.

Story Behind this Recipe

I tried making this last year after watching someone else do it but I made it too sweet. This time I tried reducing the amount of honey.