Liquorice (licorice) Liqueur




Introduction: Liquorice (licorice) Liqueur

Liquorice Liqueur, also called in Italian black soul (anima nera) is an excellent sweet and digestive liqueur with a flavour of black liquorice. If you try it you will love it !!!

You can find the italian recipe on my site

Step 1: Ingredients

You need the following ingredients:

700 cc of water
40/50 gr of 100% pure liquorice extract
200/250 cc of neutral grain spirit 95%
300 gr of sugar

The liquorice is in the form of small black pieces made only from 100% pure liquorice extract with a bitter and intense taste. When you buy it be sure the only ingredient is liquorice (not sugar or anything else).

Step 2: Procedure

We put water in a saucepan and we add the liquorice, then we place the pot on the stove over low heat.
Stir constantly the content to prevent it from burn and to facilitate the dissolution of the pieces. If before we reduce the size of the pieces of liquorice we reduce the times of dissolution, but is not fundamental.

Once all is melted licorice you can add the sugar off the heat and continue to turn to melt it. Cover and let everything cool down.

Once it is cold you can add the alcohol, stirring the whole.

Step 3: In the Bottle

The liquor is now ready and you can taste it but it is not well blended.
Put it in the bottles. It will take 4 or 5 weeks off so it all builds to perfection.

The recipe given is balanced, but as tastes are not all alike, you can modify and customize, for example by increasing the amount of alcohol if you want a liquor a little stronger. But I recommend making changes in small doses.

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    2 years ago on Introduction

    in english please, instead of spending 1/2 the day translating the ingred, measuring. just a thought.


    6 years ago on Introduction

    I use 250g of Pontifract Cakes and about 60ml of 40% by Vol cheap vodka.

    The sweetness is in the liquorice "cakes".

    Cut the cakes up, stuff them into a bottle and top up with the vodka. Shake daily. After 2 -3 weeks, drain the liqueur off the sludge. Filter if required.



    9 years ago on Introduction

    Thank you for the recipe! I have had this in the past and wanted to try my own.