Homemade Spice Liqueur Recipe

[Mailed to me by a correspondent]

*Simple syrup is 1:1 sugar to water, boiled together - mix 1 cup each and discard the excess

Remove the seeds from the cardamom pods, add the anise seed and grind together with the back of a spoon. Add this and the rest of the spices to the vodka and age 1 week, filter add syrup and bottle. This is a copy of an Italian liqueur called Strega (Italian for witch). It's called this because it's believed witches invented it - it's supposed to be an aphrodisiac (I'm testing it - but so far it's inconclusive in that regard).

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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