Homemade Butterscotch (Vargas and Gulling) 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.

From Cordials From Your Kitchen by Pattie Vargas and Rich Gulling:

Also known as ButterShots. Vargas and Gulling say, "Reminiscent of a flavored schnapps called ButterShots, this liqueur is delicious by itself, but we prefer it in tea, coffee or hot chocolate."

Boil sugar and water together, cool. Pour into 1-qt container and add brandy, vodka, flavoring and food-coloring. Cover and shake vigorously to blend. Let stand in a cool, drk place for 1 month before serving.

[Editor's note: the food coloring is optional, of course. And I can't imagine why they'd need this to age for a month before consuming. Extract-based liqueurs usually need only a day or two to completely diffuse into the solution before consuming. So perhaps we can compromise to one week.]

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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