I've been quite busy brewing alcohol for the Christmas period. We have a batch of beer, 20 litres of red wine and 5 litres of liquor. Ok so all of this is not just for Christmas, but it will be nice to have a range of drinks. We have six different flavours of liquor;
Cherry brandy, Mint, Chocolate, Irish cream, Orange and coconut.
The liquor was all made from a kit which I would definately recommend, it's called 'absolutely pure spirit base kit' and it's made by 'Alcotec'. It makes 5 litres of 20% pure spirit base . I think it works out at about £1 for a litre or something like that and then you can buy flavourings to add or just have it as half proof vodka.
I buy my brewing supplies from 'Brewgenie' who have a great online shop and they have always delivered things very quickly with no problems.
* the other excellent kits for liquors that I have used before are called 'Prohibition' and they do an excellent Cherry brandy one.
** I havn't ever tried making liquors without a kit and I think it would be tough to create something that is 20% and very clear without distilling and making spirits proper???