Liqueur de violette recipe…

May 20, 2010

let liquor recipeMy jackpot of wild violets in the village of Clansayes.


Jenn of The Adventures of Kap and Fia requested my violet liquor recipe, the one I’m not sure I’ll ever make.   I meant to include it in the post so here it is…  

500 grams (about 1 pound and 1.6 oz) of strongly scented violet petals 

300 grams (10.5 oz) of sugar 

1 litre fruit alcohol 40 degrees (easily found in France, I’m not sure exactly what it is or where to find it outside of France.  I imagine it is a 40 percent grain alcohol.) 

-Rince the petals and let them dry on a clean towel 

-Place them in a jar (rather large) alternating one layer of petals with a layer of sugar.  Close the jar and let it sit one week in a hidden place like a cupboard. 

-Pour the alcohol on the flowers, mix and reclose the jar.  Let macerate for 10 days. 

-Filter and pour into a bottle. 

This recipe is translated exactly from the French version. 

Let me know how it turns out.  Enjoy!


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