The blackcurrants are put directly into high-percentage alcohol straight after picking and then the liqueur is ready to finish being made around Christmastime. Only our most special guests get to taste the liqueur - and then only thimblefuls... pure, as kir (with dry white wine), kir royale (with fizzy wine or champagne) or over vanilla ice cream - heavenly! I can't give exact amounts in the recipe as that all depends on how many fresh blackcurrants you have.
I often make some sangria when I have friends coming over. It is not too expensive and everyone loves it. With a combination of apple, banana, kiwi fruit and lemon, as well as peppercorns, nutmeg, vanilla and cinnamon - it is a flavourful, incomparable sangria!
This recipe is from my mother, it's been in the family for over 30 years. I haven't made it in a long time but decided to make it for friends this year.