Portuguese licoro

    This homemade liqueur originates from the Azores. It is a family favourite at Christmastime.

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    Serves: 50 

    • 1L (1 3/4 pints) whisky
    • 1/2 lemon
    • 900g (2 lb) caster sugar
    • 1L (1 3/4 pints) milk
    • 6 (25g) squares unsweetened chocolate
    • 2 vanilla beans

    Prep:15min  ›  Ready in:15min 

    1. In a large container combine whiskey, lemon, sugar, milk, chocolate squares and vanilla beans. Keep at room temperature for 10 days, stirring once a day.
    2. After 10 days, remove the lemon half, chocolate and vanilla beans. Insert a coffee filter or muslin into a large funnel. Pour the liquid through the filter into a large pitcher or jug. Change filter as needed. A clear yellow solution should result. This liqueur can be stored in a sealed bottle at room temperature.
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