Making Liqueurs for Gifts: Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletin A-101
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option to adjust the sugar content and will find your lighter homemade versions just as tasty (sometimes better!) and a lot cheaper, too. Glycerine may be added if a thicker consistency is desired. It should be noted the shelf life after maturation is six to eight months, varying with each blend. Be sure to mark the date bottled and date to use by on the bottle to ensure maximum quality. Liqueurs are not limited to use as an after dinner drink. Many make a fantastic topping over ice cream, an
vodka (gin may be used also), sugar syrup, and cinnamon. Cover and invert jar daily until sugar is dissolved (about 4 days). Place in cool, dark place for 2, preferably, 3 months. Occasionally shake gently. Strain. Ready to serve. YIELD: 3 CUPS PLUS CONTAINER: WIDE MOUTH QUART JAR Specialty Liqueurs CHOCOLATE LIQUEUR 2 teaspoons pure chocolate extract ½ teaspoon pure vanilla extract 1½ cups vodka ½ cup sugar syrup Mix all ingredients and let mature 2 weeks. The chocolate tends to
and filter. Experiment with different variations of this recipe, perhaps substituting hazelnuts or adding some spices. YIELD: 1 PINT CONTAINER: WIDE MOUTH QUART JAR TEA LIQUEUR 2 teaspoons black tea leaves* 1½ cups vodka ½ cup sugar syrup Steep the tea leaves in vodka for 24 hours — NOT longer as a bitter taste will occur. Strain and add sugar syrup. Age for 2 weeks. *Your favorite tea may be used for the flavor you desire and spices can be added as well. YIELD: 1 PINT CONTAINER:
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