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Anise Schnapps Recipes

Nastoykas (Tinctures)

   Star anise schnapps - based on dried star anise fruit pods - is soft, sweetish and very aromatic with a fine taste of liquorice. The color is light to dark brown. The schnapps is often used to blend with other schnappses that are based on aromatic herbs or dark berries. Very good as appetizer or served with fish, chicken, beef, pork, duck, soup or stew. Or used in meat dishes, curries, breads, cakes or cookies.
Star Anise Schnapps

4-5 dried fruit Anise pods
Unflavoured vodka - 40% alcohol content (80 proof)
Put 4-5 dried fruit pods in a clean glass jar with tight-fitting lid. Cover with 10 centiliter clear, unflavoured vodka - 40% (80 proof). Let steep for 2-3 days in a dark place at room temperature, 18-20°C (64-68°F). Shake lightly and taste it from time to time - it must not get bitter. Strain and filter your infusion into a clean glass bottle or jar with tight-fitting lid. Store (age) for at least 1 month in a dark place at room temperature before serving.

Nastoykas (Tinctures)

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