Black Walnut Nocino Liqueur Recipe


— By Tammy Kimbler


2 quarts green black walnuts, quartered 
4 c vodka
3-4 c sugar


Quarter the green black walnuts.  Place in a jar large enough to hold the nuts and liquid.  Add vodka (cheap is fine).  Cover the jar and place in a cool dark spot for 9-12 months.

Strain the liquid, then mix in sugar to taste.  You’re going for a very sweet, bitter and dry liqueur.  When in doubt, add more sugar.  The dryness from the tannin will fade a bit over time.

Try this now, or bottle and age for at least 6 more months.  This should be palatable by Christmas!  If not, put it back into storage and try again in the summer.  

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