Makes 1 pint
Italian herb liqueur is a sweet combination that's full of flavor.
- 1½ cups vodka
- 6 bay leaves
- 1 sprig rosemary
- 10 mint leaves
- 10 chamomile flowers
- 10 sweet basil leaves
- 3 cloves
- 3 saffron filaments
- Zest of 1 lemon
- 2 cups sugar
- 1 cup water
- Combine vodka, herbs and lemon zest in a clean glass jar. Cover and let stand in a cool, dark place for 3 weeks, giving the mixture a shake every few days.
- Combine sugar and water in a small saucepan. Boil until the sugar has completely dissolved. Allow to 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. Cover and let stand for 4 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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