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Rhubarb Liqueur

Adapted from here. Rhubarb Liqueur (makes about 2 L): 1 1/2 cups water 4 cups fresh rhubarb, 1/2 inch lengths 3 cups sugar 1 tsp orange zest 2 green cardamom, lightly crushed 2 slices ginger 2 cups 100 proof vodka … Continue reading

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Vanilla Arancello

This is delicious, but strong. The resulting liqueur is about 100 proof. I give a range of times for aging, longer is better if you can stand it, but the lower end of the range is minimum for good flavor. … Continue reading

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Vin D’Orange

I didn’t manage to get a nice photo of this. Traditionally, one would use only bitter Seville oranges as the citrus, but those are not typically available where I live. The lemon and grapefruit are meant to make up for … Continue reading

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Kümmel

I know that the photo is not very informative about the drink, but it’s a neat effect, isn’t it? Kümmel: 1 bottle vodka, 100 proof if possible 2 tsp caraway seeds, crushed 1 tsp anise seeds. crushed 1 tsp fennel … Continue reading

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Lavender-Honey Liqueur

I’m not a good enough photographer to make this look interesting. It is light brown, like honey. I will assure you, however, that this is a delicious liqueur. It’s fast (for a liqueur) too. I have never made this with … Continue reading

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Limoncello and spiced rum

My latest two batches of liqueurs were limoncello and spiced rum. The limoncello comes from this recipe.  The spiced rum is based on this, but I have modified it. Spiced Rum: 2 cups gold rum 1 tsp vanilla extract 1/2 … Continue reading

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Maraschino Cherries

Forget the things that come in jars at the store. You know, the bright red or green things that, honestly, it is difficult to believe have anything to do with a cherry. Make your own. They keep for a long … Continue reading

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