Bready or Not Original: Homemade Ginger Liqueur
Make your own ginger liqueur and save a lot of money! Using store brand vodka from a place like Costco makes this an even better bargain. Use clean jars and lids, but you needn't sanitize as rigorously as when making homemade jams or jellies. Vodka itself is a sanitizing agent.
- 4 ounces ginger root peeled and diced
- 1/2 cup caster sugar
- 1 vanilla bean halved
- 16 fluid ounces vodka
- orange zested
Combine all ingredients in a large jar or bottle with a good lid. Shake to mix. Let steep for 2 days, shaking the jar a few times a day.
Strain out the solids using a coffee filter or cheesecloth. Rebottle it and let it sit a day or two more to mellow before using it.
Store sealed. Drink straight, use in mixed drinks, or in recipes. Should keep indefinitely.
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