Homemade Advocaat (Long and Kibbey) Recipe

Miscellaneous Untried Recipes

This is from a collection of recipes from books I own, but which I haven't myself tried yet. However, you can have faith that at least the authors themselves have tried them, so they're not deadly or anything.

Here's one from Classic Liqueurs by Long & Kibbey. Advocaat translates loosely to "a drink for lawyers." One has to wonder if the raw eggs are there to poison them.

[The recipe in Long & Kibbey says first to put sugar in the blender (with a steel knife) and blend it, and then add everything else for 30 seconds. I must wonder if something is missing from that sentence, like "and eggs." One correspondent has suggested that the blender creates a super-fine sugar before the rest of the ingredients are added, but if that were so, they should have just listed the equivalent volume of superfine sugar. I have omitted the part that didn't make any sense to me, and offered the rest below.]

Put ingredients in blender, blend for 30 seconds or until mixed well. Pour into container, cap, and refrigerate. Age for 1 to 2 weeks to mellow. Color will intensify as it ages, reaching a more traditional light shade of yellow.

Variation: Substitute 1/4 to 1/2 cup brandy for same volume of vodka.

Note: Please be careful working with uncooked eggs.

Units of measurement (unless stated otherwise)
1 cup = 8 ounces = 236ml
1 quart = 32 ounces = 944ml
1 tbsp (tablespoon) = 1/2 ounce = 15ml
1 fifth = 25.6 ounces = 750ml
1 tsp (teaspoon) = 1/6 ounce = 5ml
1 pint = 16 ounces = 472ml

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