You guys we went to Gus’ the other day, and I found this vermouth flavored with violet and cherry blossom:
It is absolutely delicious on its own, and it makes an incredible martini (violet is my favorite flavor of all time).
I have been on a liqueur-making rampage recently! They really allow you to make delicious craft cocktails that taste like you paid $16 for it in a bar. I’ve never really bought any bottles of liqueur, however, because: a) you seem to need to have, like, a million different liqueurs; and 2) they cost a lot. Instead, I’ve just been making one or two at a time, and focusing on making cocktails which feature those liqueurs until more are done.
This liqueur is my own personal recipe, that I came up with because it sounded like it would be good.
1/2 cup pecans (roasted and finely chopped)
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup molasses
1/2 cup dark spiced rum
Mix all the ingredients together, and seal in a mason jar.
Let the mixture macerate for 2 weeks, mixing the jar once a day.
After 2 weeks are up, filter the mixture. First use a coarse filter (such as a metal mesh) to remove the coarse pecan pieces.
Then, use a coffee filter to filter out the finer silty stuff.
Et voila! You have yourself some tasty pecan liqueur. I can’t wait to see what sort of cocktail recipes I can use this in!