Making Liqueurs for Gifts
By Mimi Freid
Stock# YGSTRYA101 $4.25 Ship Wt: 3.0 ozs
Liqueur making is fun and easy and can be adjusted to your personal taste after minimal experimentation. Many people find commercial brand liqueurs too sweet; you'll have the option to adjust the sugar content and will find your lighter homemade versions just as tasty (sometimes better...!) and a lot cheaper, too...!
When you make your own liqueurs, they should mature at least a week before drinking, preferably a month in most cases. Aging tends to round out the taste, flavor, and brilliance and gives an all around better product. Be sure to keep a journal of ingredients, amounts, aging time, etc. for troubleshooting and to assure duplication of your product.
Liqueurs are not limited to use as an after dinner drink. Many liqueurs make a fantastic topping over ice cream, an exotic marinade or glaze, and a delicious dessert treat when mixed in coffee. The possibilities of making your own liqueur and using it in home baking are numerous and offer a substantial saving over store-bought products. Making Liqueurs for Gifts Bulletin includes the following chapters: Brief History, Steep, Strain, and Filter, Fine-Tuning, Presentation, Bottling Ideas, Labeling Ideas, Gift Giving Ideas, Sugar Syrup, Proportions, Fruit Liqueurs, Specialty Liqueurs, Herbal Liqueurs.
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