Basil Liquor

Basil liquor – recipe with photo, Italian cuisine
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Cooking Time:
40 min.
Recipe Yield:
500 ml
Medium recipe

Basil liquor – a recipe for Italian cuisine, everyone is used to the fact that no pizza or pesto sauce can do without basil, but basil liqueur is something new. Aromatic liqueur with a rich emerald green color is an excellent end to the evening. Basil liqueur can be stored for about 90 days in a pantry or refrigerator. It can also be stored in the freezer, but if you choose this option, leave it at room temperature for a few minutes before serving. To make the liqueur more aromatic, you can add lemon zest.

Recipe Ingredients

Basil 50 g
Alcohol 96,7% 250 ml
Water 150 ml
Sugar 200 g

Cooking Recipe

The recipe for basil liqueur is very simple. Wash the basil and dry well. You do not need to separate the leaves, basil is used together with the stems.

Place basil in a jar and pour alcohol. Cover the jar with a lid and place in a cool, dark place for 20 days. This process is called maceration.

After the time has elapsed, prepare a syrup from water and sugar. Pour sugar into the water, mix and put on medium heat. Bring the syrup to a boil, remove from heat and let cool. Pour the cooled syrup into a jar of basil, cover and set aside for another 20 days.

Strain the finished basil liqueur through a sieve into another jar, and then pour into bottles. Place liquor in the refrigerator for a few days. Serve the aromatic basil liqueur as a digestive liqueur after meals.