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Licorice liqueur, the recipe


Licorice liqueur: the recipe to make it with licorice candies or using powdered licorice. Where to buy licorice powder, doses and advice.

There licorice it has remarkable healing properties so as to be popular all over the world and counted among the most consumed plants globally.

It is a plant of high interest both for food and for its beneficial virtues: it is widely used by practitioners of oriental herbal medicine and is a good natural remedy also appreciated by us Westerners.

Licorice has a very ancient history, used for therapeutic purposes since ancient Chinese doctors, cited by Hippocrates as a curative substance for coughs and airborne infections ... not only that, even recently licorice has been awarded the title of "plant of year ”for its benefits.

In the kitchen, licorice can be useful for the preparation of sweets and candies. It is appreciated for its flavor which, at the same time, can be sweet and slightly bitter. With thelicorice root you can prepare aliquor highly appreciated and suitable for digestion. In this regard we will reveal thelicorice liqueur recipebut not before giving you some important information on the ingredients to use.

Reading the guide might be useful:how to grow licorice.

Candy or powdered licorice for liqueur

To obtain a good quality liqueur it would be better to use licorice powder, however, those who just do not want to buy thelicorice powder, will be able to prepare something similar to a liqueur using candies as natural as possible. After all, natural licorice candies are composed of licorice powder and sugar, unfortunately those we find on the market are enriched with emulsifiers and thickeners, so be careful to read the ingredients. For therecipe, we recommend the use oflicorice powder, it is a completely natural "dry extract".

Licorice powder, where to find it

Therelicorice powderit's not very easy to find. You can go to specialized pastry shops or, if you are on holiday in Calabria, you can stock up on the famous one Calabrian licorice! If you do not have this luck, you can take advantage of online buying: on Amazon there is no lack oflicorice powder Amarelli(licorice powder from Calabria). For all information on the product, please refer to the page:licorice root powder Amarelli.

When buying, be sure to takelicorice powderfor food and non-cosmetic use! ThatAmarelliit charges but it is a quality benchmark in the sector: a 500 gram jar can be bought for 25 - 30 euros.

Powdered licorice is nothing more than ground and freeze-dried licorice, i.e. deprived of water. In this way the product is very concentrated.

We make this clarification so as to make you understand not to increase the dosage, otherwise you risk getting an excessively charged liqueur.

Licorice liqueur, recipe with candies

The ingredients to obtain about 2 liters of licorice liqueur.

  • 280 grams natural licorice candies
  • 1 liter of water
  • 600 grams of sugar
  • 650 ml of alcohol at 95 °

Here how to make licorice liqueur with our recipe, step by step.

  1. Take two saucepans and pour half a liter of water into each container.
  2. In a saucepan add the licorice root that you have previously cut into small pieces and pour all the sugar into the other saucepan.
  3. Take the saucepan containing the licorice and put it on the stove with low heat, stirring constantly with a spoon until the licorice has completely dissolved
  4. Once this is done, remove from the heat and let it cool
  5. Now put the saucepan containing the water and sugar on the heat on a low flame and melt the sugar, stirring constantly with the spoon.
  6. When the sugar begins to dissolve, remove from heat and continue stirring until completely dissolved, then let it cool.
  7. After the licorice syrup and the sugar syrup have become cold, proceed to mix them together: one way to mix the two ingredients well could be to put them in a clean empty bottle with a capacity of 2 liters. You can in fact shake the bottle vigorously with your hands
  8. Once this is done, pour the alcohol into the bottle and mix again
  9. Close the bottle at licorice liqueur and store it in a dark place, preferably in a cool place or in the refrigerator

The licorice liqueur it will be ready to drink after about a month: during this phase, shake the bottle from time to time.

Licorice liqueur, recipe with licorice powder

The ingredients to make a liter of powdered root liquorice liqueur.

  • 100 gr of powdered licorice
  • 470 ml of water
  • 300 ml of sugar
  • 280 ml of alcohol

In a saucepan, heat the water. Over low heat, add the powdered licorice and sugar. Stir until the ingredients are well mixed.

Let it cool and add the alcohol. Stir and then transfer the liquid obtained into a hermetically sealed bottle.

Before serving, let it "rest" for at least a week!


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