How to Make Fruit Purees

Making seasonal fruit purees is a simple and easy way to bring color and amazing flavor a your cocktails and dishes. A Vitamix blender makes quick and handy work of a variety of fruits. Don’t forget to use your creations in the Seasonal Lemon Drop!


3 cups ripe fruit 1 oz lemon juice 1 - 2 oz simple syrup Copyright 2010 by Kathy Casey Food Studios - Liquid Kitchen


Combine all ingredients in a blender. Pulse for a few seconds then blend on high until nicely pureed.

Strain if desired.

Refrigerate or freeze.


Laurence Kedzie 24 Mar 2011
4:49 am

Kathy love your videos, Can you tell me where you got your simple syrup and lemon juice bottles? I love them

damien intoxicologist filth 22 Jun 2011
12:19 pm

well instructed on how to make your own puree’s. ive been wanting to make my own puree’s for my cocktails. i never seemed to find a good how to video till now. thanks for the upload.  you rock.. \m/

Kathy Casey 23 Jun 2011
8:30 am

HI - glad you all like the fruit puree videos! The simple syrup and lemon bottles are ones that i have had for many years. I like to collect unique bottles to put my cockail ingredients in. Antique ones are very cool - I keep my eye out for fun pieces at antique stores, garage sales, pottery barn etc.

Celestino 12 Nov 2013
12:55 am

Hey a quick question, what would you suggest how long do these purees last in the fridge? Given you have the lemon juice + sugar as “antiseptics”, are we talking about several days here up to…a few weeks?

Kathy Casey 12 Nov 2013
10:08 am

Hi Celestino - Yes, the addition of a little sugar and acid help to stabilize them, but usually 5 days is the maximum when refrigerated. You can also freeze them for up to 3 months. Thanks for watching!

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