Features walnut liqueurs

For making walnut liqueur are special types of nuts, and sometimes various herbs, which are able to give the drink a special taste and aroma. As the alcohol base can take food alcohol, vodka, brandy, rum, etc. depending on the selected component of the fortress received walnut liqueur can vary from 15% to 70%.

As you know, the birthplace of liqueurs is France, which still harbors the secret recipes of alcoholic beverages. But home to walnut liqueur is Italy, in which ubiquitous these drinks.

The most popular in Italy are the liqueurs from walnuts, bitter almond in combination with apricot kernels. Uncover some of the secrets of Italian producers of liqueurs and prepare this delicious drink at home.

Walnut liqueur from walnuts

To prepare this table drink with an original taste, you will need the following ingredients:
- walnuts — 30-40 PCs.;
- 1 liter of vodka;
- 500 g of sugar;
- carnation — 4 Bud;
- cinnamon — 1 piece.
- 500 ml of water.

Walnuts clean, delete the partition and the most grind in a blender or mortar. Fans of the Italian liqueur Nocino believe that the preparation of this drink you need to take a certain number of green walnuts collected only in strictly certain days. If you want to follow Italian tradition, the liqueur take 29 walnuts collected in the night from 24 to 25 June. This night, Italians believe mysterious and truly magical, and nuts, in their opinion, it was at this time poured to the milk stage and the most rich in nutrients.

Chopped walnuts pour into a glass container, add cloves, cinnamon and all the ingredients fill it with vodka. Now you must close the container and leave to infuse in a warm place for 1 month. After the specified time, filter the liquid through cheesecloth.

Prepare sugar syrup by mixing boiled water and sugar. Connect the liqueur with sugar syrup and leave for about 14 days. As a result, you'll turn a dark brown liqueur with a rich characteristic smell of nuts and bitter sweet taste. Store the drink in a cool place.

Walnut liqueur is very strong, it is recommended to drink after meals, chilled (or with ice), also can be diluted with plain boiled water. The liquor can be used for cocktails, served with nutty desserts, chocolate mousses and pastries. Also the Italians liqueur served chilled with cheese and added to tea.

Almond liqueur

This alcoholic beverage will be soft, with a walnut-almond and slightly spicy taste. You will need:
- 50 g bitter almonds;
- 100 g of sweet almond;
- 800 g of sugar;
- 750 ml of vodka;
- 200 ml of water.

Bitter and sweet almonds should be scalded with boiling water and remove the skin. Then send the nuts in a preheated oven at a high temperature well dry. The almonds will cool and shalt in pestle, add 300 g of sugar and crush them again. The resulting mixture was put into a glass container and cover with vodka. Tara you must have a good seal and leave to infuse at room temperature for 3 days.

Prepare sugar syrup. For a given number of components take 500 grams of sugar and 200 ml of boiled water.

Strain the liquor, removing part of the nut, and then connect with sugar syrup. Almond liqueur stir well, filter and pour into bottles. The drink requires an exposure of about 2 months.