Liqueur aux fleurs de cerisier
This liqueur has a very delicate floral aroma that is best when sipped cold. It also works well as a flavoring for fritters or crepes.
Ingredients1.5 quarts (looslely packed) cherry blossoms
1 bay leaf
8 allspice berries
4 whole coriander seeds
1 strip dried orange peel
1 liter vodka (I used Kettle One)
- Pick over the cherry blossoms to remove any large stems or blossoms that are dried out. Put all the ingredients except the vodka, water and sugar in a 2 liter container. Add the vodka. Weight the blossoms so that they are completely submerged in the vodka. Cover the container tightly and put in a cool dark place for two weeks.
- Stain the vodka and discard the blossoms. Put the water and sugar in a saucepan, bring to a boil and remove from heat. Stir well, then return to heat and bring to a boil again. Cool.
- Combine the cooled syrup and the strained vodka. Put into a clean bottle, cork and leave in a cool, dark place for two months to mellow.