Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Docaitta Liqueurs: The Collection

I feel sorry for people who don't drink. When they wake up in the morning, that's as good as they're going to feel all day. – Frank Sinatra

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Earlier today I posted a new liqueur recipe for strawberry nectarine. It was the first one I had posted in a very long time and it got me thinking about all the amazing liqueurs I had made over the last year.

In that post I also mentioned that liqueurs are best after aging a month or two, and that they made great gifts.

So in the interest of giving you “news you can use” I though I would post a collection of all the liqueurs I have made since I started posting – with links back to the original posts so you can make them too.

Hand-dandy, and all in one spot.

I do have to admit that they were a great hit last Christmas. All I did was get some cheap wooden boxes at JYSK (about $2,99) each, some stuff to fill in around them (like packaged moss or similar) and some clear cellophane. Four bottles per box and they looked gorgeous.

I have made mustards, soaps and preserves as gifts before but it always seems that the booze is received with more "joy."

I have no idea why...

Regardless of their reception, all these liqueurs are very easy to make at home. Most use vodka as a base, but I also have whisky, rum and tequila-based recipes thrown in just for the fun of it.

If you do use vodka try to get something that you wouldn’t mind drinking yourself. I prefer potato vodka. I find it far smoother than grain-based vodka. Luksusowa is the same price as "normal" vodka and can be purchased at Bishop's Cellar in Bishop's Landing on the Halifax waterfront.

I hope I just didn't cause a run on it. I want some too...

The photos are listed alphabetically. The recipe links are not, but all clearly state where you’re going to be directed.

Enjoy, and make some booze!!

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    1. I've had many last over 8 months, even 1 year in a dark cupboard. If it's cream-based it should be refrigerated almost immediately. They won't last long enough to spoil... :-)