Homemade Anisette

"Anisette is a clear, sweet liqueur made with anise seeds which give it a strong licorice flavor. This recipe is dedicated to my friend Mom2Rose, in honor of National Anisette Day on July 2. Cooking time includes 4 weeks of soaking and 1 week of settling."
 
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Ready In:
840hrs 15mins
Ingredients:
5
Yields:
1 recipe
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ingredients

  • 5 teaspoons anise seed, crushed
  • 1 12 teaspoons fennel seeds, crushed
  • 1 12 teaspoons coriander seeds, crushed
  • 1 (750 ml) bottle brandy (the cheap stuff is fine)
  • 9 58 ounces simple syrup (recipe below) (optional)
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directions

  • Place aniseed, fennel seed, and coriander in a bowl.
  • Grind all the seeds using the back of a spoon.
  • Add the ground seeds to the brandy.
  • Allow the mixture to soak for 4 weeks and then strain out the seeds.
  • Allow the haze to settle for a week then pour off the sediment.
  • Add the simple syrup and shake.
  • To Make Simple Syrup: Add 1 part water to 2 parts sugar.
  • Combine sugar and water in a saucepan.
  • Slowly heat over a medium heat, stirring occasionally. Keep below boiling.
  • The syrup is finished once the sugar is dissolved.

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