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Ginger Liqueur Recipes

Nalivkas (Fruit Liqueurs)

   Ginger liqueur can be made with a variety of ginger. Herbs are often added along with the ginger to a base spirit which is most commonly brandy, although rum and neutral spirits are also used. Ginger brandy is often used to describe ginger-flavored brandy which is the most common ginger-flavored liqueur available.
Ginger Liqueur 1

1/2 c Crystalized ginger
2 c Vodka
1/2 c Sugar syrup
Add all ingredients together. Steep for 2 weeks. Strain and its ready to serve.
Ginger Liqueur 2

1 cup white sugar
1/2 cup light brown sugar, firmly packed
1 1/4 cups water
3 tablespoons chopped ginger root
3 whole cloves
1 teaspoon black cardamom seeds
1 teaspoon orange zest
1 cup 100-proof vodka
1/2 cup brandy
Bring white sugar, brown sugar and water to boil. Add ginger root, cloves and cardamom and boil for 5 minutes. Remove from heat and stand until just warm. Strain out solids. Pour liquid into a clean, 1-quart jar. Add orange zest, vodka and brandy. Cover and let stamd in a cool, dark place for 1 month.
Ginger Liqueur 3

1 cup honey
1 cup water
3 tablespoons chopped gingerroot
1 teaspoon lemon, zest of
1 1/2 cups Scotch whisky
Bring honey and water to boil for 3-5 minutes. Skim off any foam that rises to the surface. Add ginger root and lemon zest. Boil for an additonal 4 minutes. Remove from heat and let stand until just warm. Strain solids from liquid mixture into a medium bowl. Transfer solids to coffe filter and squeeze out any remaining liquid with your hands. Transfer liquid to a clean 1-quart container. Add Whisky, store in a cool, dark place for 1 month. After storing for one month take the liquid and pour the liquid through a coffee filter and into into final serving container. Age for 2 more weeks before serving.

Nalivkas (Fruit Liqueurs)

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