Brandied Strawberries

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 1 hr 10 min (plus refrigerating)
  • Active: 10 min
  • Yield: about 4 cups of brandied strawberries
Need a fun topping for your ice cream, cake or store-bought pound cake? Just soak some strawberries in simple syrup with some brandy and the outcome is a decadent and sweet topping for any dessert. The best part is they will last for weeks, if kept in a jar and refrigerated!



  1. Combine the sugar, orange and lemon zest and 3/4 cup water in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Bring to a simmer and cook 5 minutes, stirring to dissolve the sugar.
  2. Remove from the heat and stir in the strawberries and brandy; let cool to room temperature, 1 to 2 hours. Ladle the strawberries and syrup into a large jar (or multiple smaller jars) and refrigerate at least 24 hours or up to 2 months.