Herbal liqueur

Herbal liqueur

Herbal liqueur, preparing liqueurs is simpler than you might think and allows you to use products from your own garden in the kitchen, as an alternative to traditional recipes. Today let’s find out how to prepare aromatic herb liqueur.

Aromatic plants in the garden are often underestimated, they occupy a corner in the garden and are considered only to flavor roasts, instead they have many uses and properties, including the possibility of infusing the leaves to flavor spirits.

The aromatic leaves can help us make delicious liqueurs, beautiful to look at, refreshing or digestive, which will also surely be appreciated if you want to give them as a gift. The following is a very customizable recipe since you can then decide which aromas to insert in the liqueur, which you can serve fresh, and at the end of the meal nice fresh as a pleasant digestive.

Preparation time: 30 minutes + rest
Dish: digestive liqueur

Ingredients for a bottle of liquor:

Aromatic herbs to taste. In this case, we used:

A bunch of basil
A bunch of rosemary
A bunch of savory
A bunch of sage
A bunch of thyme (specifically lemon thyme variety)

Other Ingredients:

500 ml of alcohol at 96 ° for food
400 g of sugar
500 ml of water

How to prepare the herbal liqueur

The preparation of the herbal liqueur is simple and fast, the quality is determined in particular by the quality of the herbs, those grown in their own garden, well-fertilized, and harvested at the right time are unparalleled.

  • Gently wash and dry all herbs very well.
  • Tie them with string and place the bouquet of herbs in a glass jar.
  • Add the alcohol and leave to macerate for about two weeks in the dark, shaking the jar from time to time.
  • After the maceration time, prepare the sugar syrup by boiling the water with the sugar until the latter has completely dissolved.
  • Let it cool down.
  • Filter the alcohol into the final glass bottle, add the sugar syrup.
  • Mix well.
  • Let it rest for a few days so that the liqueur mixes perfectly.

We recommend that you consume the herbal alcohol very cold, to enhance its flavor.

Variants to the proposed digestive liqueur

The liqueur recipe that we have seen is extremely customizable, to create ever new liqueurs according to tastes and also to what your garden offers.

  • Mint: To add further freshness to the liqueur, add some mint leaves.
  • Aromatic: you can indulge yourself by changing the composition of the bunch of herbs based on what your garden will give you, discovering always new recipes.
  • Spices: you can add a clove or two, a stick of cinnamon or saffron to try original combinations of liqueurs that surprise. The saffron one has a wonderful yellow tint.

More herbal liqueur ideas

If you liked the idea of ​​making a liqueur with herbs, here are other possibilities for making spirits and digestives:


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