ok, so this is going to sound like a really dumb question...
I'm not reading anywhere a specific type of walnut. Will the black walnuts I have growing in my yard work for this? Not that I have any, but will any type of walnut work?

On Tue, Jul 9, 2013 at 9:34 PM, gutekunst <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
Thank you! I know what I'm doing tomorrow!

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Ségnat ingen Fháeláin <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

Sorry about that.  Not sure why it wouldn’t work. 

It is from David Leibowitz’s blog    Here is the recipe:

Liqueur de noix
Make 1 quart (1l)

Use the absolute (not ‘Absolut’) cheapest vodka you can find. It’s lunacy to use something pricey when the least-expensive swill yields similar results. And believe me, peasants ain’t cracking open bottles of Stoli to make this.

Be very careful cutting the walnuts. They’re tough and if you’re not careful, the knife can slip. I use a cleaver, tap it into the skin of the green walnut, then lift the cleaver and whack it down on the cutting board to split it, keeping my other hand well out of the way.

Note that each batch of liqueur de noix will be different. I’ve made some that were lovely and sweet, others that had a distinctive bitter edge. For the first few days, the steeping walnuts will take on a extraterrestrial-green hue, which is normal. After a week or so, it’ll get darker and darker.

  • 2 1/2 cups (500g) sugar
  • 1 liter vodka
  • 2 sticks cinnamon
  • 10 whole cloves
  • 1/2 vanilla bean, split lengthwise
  • zest of one lemon, unsprayed, removed in wide pieces with a vegetable peeler
  • 30 green walnuts; washed, dried, and quartered

1. Mix everything in a large jar, one that will be big enough to hold everything. Stir until the sugar is mostly dissolved, then add the walnuts.

2. Tightly close the jar and let stand for two months on the counter, shaking the jar every day.

3. When it’s ready to bottle, filter the liqueur through cheesecloth or a coffee filter and pour into a clean bottle.



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Your second link does not work. As I sit under my walnut tree, I sure would like to see your recipe.