Homemade Toasted English Walnut Liqueur (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:

Preheat oven to 350. Spread shelled nuts on a cookie sheet and bake until lightly toasted. Or toast nuts over medium heat in a heavy saucepan, tossing until lightly toasted. Transfer nuts to clean 1-liter jar. Add brandy and seal quickly so alcohol doesn't evaporate. Stand in a cool, dark place for 1 month, shaking occasionally

Strain and filter. Bring sugar, water and honey to a boil together. Skim off any foam that may develop. Remove from heat and stand until just warm. Add syrup and vanilla to liqueur, seal, and age 1 month.

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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