Herb Liqueur

At the end of the summer I found I still had lots of herbs to be used up. I don’t really have the space to dry them, so some went in the freezer, some were processed into herb butter, and some went into this herb liqueur (Recipe below). I’d never made it before, so I had no idea what it would taste like…

Wow!

Two weeks later it was time to filter it, so I took a sip…. Then I took another sip. Mmmmm!

Then I took a photo before the glass was empty;)

Recipe for Herb Liqueur

  • 3 sprigs sage
  • 3 sprigs basil (with flower)
  • 1 sprig rosemary
  • 1 sprig thyme
  • 1 sprig mint
  • 5 bay leaves
  • 700ml Southern Comfort
  • 225g crystalized sugar
  • 1 lemon

The method couldn’t be simpler: wash and dry all the herbs and put them in a sterilized jar with the sugar and lemon peel. Cover with the alcohol and leave for 2 weeks in a warm, but not sunny place. Shake occasionally.

Then, after the two weeks are up, strain and sieve. It is ready to drink, but apparently tastes better the longer it is left. (This could be tricky…I’d better make some more!)