When I noticed this recipe in the magazine Isabellas CountryLiv issue 3/2014 on liqueur made on aquavita, fresh cherries and liquorice roots I knew at once, that I need to test it out in my little kitchen.
I decided to make two changes to the recipe. I replaced the plain sugar with brown sugar instead off, that I like the caramel/liquorice flavour from this type of sugar. And instead of making the liqueur in two portions I decided to pour all the ingredients into one big storage glass.
I am really looking forward to taste this liqueur.
Liqueur with cherry and liquorice root a la Isabellas Countryliv:
- 20 fresh cherries
- 4 whole liquorice roots
- 1 tablespoon of brown sugar
- 70 cl clear Brøndum (clear Danish aquavita without taste)
- Start by pouring boiling water into the storage glass, let the glass stand for 5 minutes, before emptying it.
- Cut four small cutting into each cherries. Do not remove the stone from the cherry.
- Bank the liquorice roots with a rolling pin to open up these roots.
- Place cherries, liquorice roots and brown sugar into the storage glass. Pour the aquavita into the glass as well.
- Shake the glass, before it is stored cold and dark for minimum 3-4 weeks, before you can enjoy the taste of it.