This is another delicious liqueur that’s often enjoyed after dinner. This is fun to serve during holiday parties.
Simple Syrup (2 Cups Sugar and 3 Cups Water)
2 Cups Walnuts, Chopped
4 Cups Vodka
2 Cinnamon Sticks
5 Whole Cloves
1 Vanilla Bean
Peel of 1 Lemon, Sliced
To make the simple syrup in a large pan over medium heat, combine the water and sugar and stir until the sugar has dissolved, approx. 3 minutes. Cool completely. Meanwhile, in a large decorative jar, add the walnuts, the cinnamon sticks, the whole cloves, the vanilla bean and the peel of one lemon. Add the cooled simple syrup, then cover the walnuts to the top of the jar with the vodka. Cover and shake the mix well. Store for 6 weeks in the refrigerator, shaking daily. When ready, strain the mixture through a fine mesh sieve and remove the walnuts.