Dandelion Liquor

Thick liquor from summer dandelions is an unforgettable digestif, which can surprise guests by putting a bottle with a bright drink on the table. The "flower" of taste is palpable: the colder the liquor, the richer the dandelion note. This wonderful alcoholic drink needs only two days of infusion. This is his “competitive advantage” over other liqueurs, which are forced to languish for weeks in dark cool rooms. You can serve dandelion liqueur with ice cream.
Dandelion Liquor

Products

  • Dandelions - 1 liter can,
  • sugar - 700 g,
  • vodka - 250 ml,
  • water - 100 ml (optional),
  • citric acid - 1/3 tsp.
Dandelion Liquor

The sequence of dandelion liquor preparation

1. The taste of floral liqueurs depends on the time of collection of plants. Break dandelions, heated by the noonday sun. Flowers collected on a wet and overcast day seem “grassy”,the floral scent that is unique to them does not fully manifest itself. 2. Dandelions should be enough to fill the flower heads completely liter jar. Having measured the required number of colors, proceed to the "separation" of the buds. The green bases of the buds are quickly cut off with scissors, the yellow petals are folded into a bowl.
Dandelion Liquor
3. Petals are washed, spread on a paper towel.
Dandelion Liquor
4. In a liter jar put 2 tablespoons of sugar, spread sugar.
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5. 2 tablespoons of dandelion petals are poured over the sugar.
Dandelion Liquor
6. Alternate sugar and floral layers. When the can is filled to half, pour out citric acid.
Dandelion Liquor
7. Continue to alternate layers, placing in the jar all the measured sugar and all the flower petals.
Dandelion Liquor
8. With a large wooden spoon or rolling pin, lightly knead the petals.The bank is tied with gauze and put on a sunny window-sill. Infusion time is two days.
Liqueur of dandelions
9. If there is a hot weather, all the sugar dissolves in the juice of dandelions. The liquid is filtered, the petals are thrown away. This dandelion syrup is mixed with vodka. If the weather was cool, all the sugar does not dissolve in 2 days, and it is not advisable to push the petals longer. In this case, the entire contents of the jar is transferred to the pan, heated over low heat for 4-5 minutes until the sugar completely dissolves.
Dandelion Liquor
10. The cooled liquid is filtered through a sieve or cheesecloth, the petals squeeze. It will turn out sweet and sour syrup of a dark yellow color.
Dandelion Liquor
11. The cooled syrup is mixed with vodka, the color of the liquor becomes light yellow.
Dandelion Liquor
12. Cold boiled or spring water is added only if it is intended to reduce the degree of the drink. Finished dandelion liqueur is poured into a bottle with a well-fitting lid, the dishes are placed in the fridge.


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