Fall season has just started in Belgium. We’ve had a great indian summer with warm weather, but all of the sudden leaves start falling and it was a refreshing 8°C on the bike this morning.
As a lot of you might know, we live in a rural area. We have a small garden, where we also grow some vegetables. We also have two hazelnut trees in the garden. Harvest of hazelnuts is always abundant. We love to eat them just as they are, or grind them and add them to mashed potatoes. But we also have a great recipe to make homemade liquor with them that we would like to share with you guys. If you get a start on it this week, your liquor will be ready just in time for Christmas. Cheers!
For 1 liter of liquor you’ll need 70 grams of peeled hazelnuts, the peel of half a lemon and 341 ml of pure alcohol to start off with.
We will guide you through the rest of the recipe in a week or two. Our bottles have been resting for almost two weeks now. In the final proces you’ll need to filter this lot and add water and sugar.
Oh, and just one last tip… Use up that lemon juice!
We made a Boston Sour with ours. Whiskey, lemon juice, ice, sugar sirup and egg whites make for a delicious treat :-) Check out the recipe here. Cheers, again!
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