Having made several liqueurs from various local fruit over the years, I, and those lucky enough to try my liqueurs, have found the Crabapple and the Cranberry liqueurs to be the most enjoyable. Both of these fruits have a tartness that balances out the sweetness and almost makes it refreshing.
Many that said they didn't like liqueurs changed their minds after trying these.
You will need
4 liter glass "pickle jar" with a lid that seals.
1.5 - 2 liters vodka or the equivalent ( 40-50% alc. ). For some reason I usually end up using 2 liters of 50%.
3-4 cups sugar. ( I usually prefer 3 cups for most fruits)
Enough fruit to fill jar to overflowing.
Things that are handy to have.
Mini fruit press
Bottles with lids
Step 1: Filling the Jar
Put "vodka" and sugar into jar.
Cut crabapples in half and add to jar until "vodka" is about to overflow. Put one more apple on top and close lid.
You want as little air as possible in the jar.
No I don't core or do anything special with the apples, just cut in half and a quick look for undesirables. I did quarter some of these as they were larger than normal. With the cranberries I do find you get better colour if you pop them first.