Your opinions would be appreciated. (for home not work) . I also want to give them out as gifts. I am preparing to make some rumtopfs. Strawberry season has just begun and they will be the first to go in. I made one 10 years ago but using only strawberries, blackberries raspberries and blueberries. It was layed and looked great. I put it away in storage (cool dark place) and opened it up three years later and it was very good. It also made for a great liqueur. I have never used other fruits. I usually measure out one cup of fruit and 1/3 cup of sugar and then rum. Alcohol is another question. Can you suggest another alcohol other than rum ? What about spices ? What fruit should not go in ? Since I do not have a recipe or formula any info would be welcome.