Makes about 1 quart
Homemade liqueurs can also be made with sage or fennel leaf. A Danish recipe uses fresh lemon thyme.
- 2/3 cup dried thyme
- 1 liter vodka
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 3/8 cup water
- 1 branch fresh thyme (optional)
- Combine thyme and vodka in a clean glass jar or bottle. Cover and let stand in a cool, dark place for 6 weeks, giving the mixture a shake every few days.
- Combine sugar and water in a small saucepan. Boil until sugar has completely dissolved. Let cool.
- Strain vodka mixture through a coffee filter into a clean jar or bottle with an airtight lid. Sweeten to taste with the sugar syrup. Add fresh thyme as a garnish in the bottle or jar, if desired. Cover and age at least 2 weeks. Store in a cool, dark place for up to 1 year.
Leah A. Zeldes is food editor of Chicago’s Lerner Newspapers.
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