Have you thought of making your own? Doing so is very simple, and a great way to ensure that you get a quality, tasty liqueur for an affordable price.
This homemade ginger liqueur tastes so elegant that people will not believe you made it yourself. The steeping time is only a matter of days, so it's a perfect DIY gift. Store it as you would any liqueur; no refrigeration is required.
- 2 oz ginger root, peeled and cut into thin slices
- 1 vanilla bean, split lengthwise
- 1/2 C. sugar
- 1/2 C. honey
- 1.5 C. water
- Lemon zest from 1 whole lemon
- 1.5 C. St. Remy Brandy
- In a saucepan over high, bring the ginger, vanilla, sugar, and water to a boil.
- Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer until the ginger is soft, approximately 20 mins. Remove from heat and let the syrup cool to room temperature.
- Place the honey and lemon zest in a glass jar along with the syrup and brandy. Close tightly and shake. Let this mixture steep for 24 hours.
- After one full day, remove the vanilla bean (or else the vanilla will be overpowering) and let the mixture steep for another 24 hours.
- Strain out the solids through a fine mesh strainer. Then strain again through a coffee filter.
- Let your liqueur sit for one more day to allow the flavors a little time to settle. For a clear liqueur, allow any remaining solids to sink to the bottom, then filter the liqueur several more times.