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Rose Liqueur & Others

While I was waiting for my cookie dough to chill, I decided to bottle my rose liqueur and get a batch of kiwi started. The jars in the background are (left to right)
Kiwi: made with crystalized kiwi slices and just started today. I've never tried to make kiwi before, so I don't know yet how long to soak or if it will be worth drinking or not.
Toyko Rose: About my 4th or 5th batch. I use crystalized ginger, then a tiny dash of rose syrup added before bottling to give it that pale pinkish pickled ginger color.
Pistachio: These nuts were really dark green and the infusion is much darker than any of my other batches. It's been soaking for about 7 days and when I open the lid the pistachio smell is heavenly. I'll probably filter and bottle it soon. Which also means I'll get to make some pistachio bark with the left over nuts. I dry them in the oven and put them between a layer of butterscotch and semisweet chocolate that has been spiced up with a bit of cayenne.

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I had just a shot glass full of rose left over and didn't want it to go to waste, so I stuck in in the freezer.

After the cookies had cooled, I decided to try one with the liqueur.

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Yummy. I know some people don't like florals for their liqueurs, but I love them. The combination of roses and lemons made me feel like I was sitting in some exotic little cafe in a country like Greece, or India, or Turkey.

Comments (4)

crm2232:

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Your rose liqueur looks incredible - what a perfect pairing with the lemony semolina cookies. I'm going to have to learn how to make that liqueur!

Deborah responds:
Krista, it is the easiest of all.
1 1/2 cups Everclear
1 1/2 cups 80 proof Vodka
3 cups Sadaf Rose Syrup
Done

Brad:

I thought the cookies were a little salty, but what you have to wash them down with would probably counteract it. Read about the tornadoes in MO, and was immediately concerned about you, but remembered Joplin is a ways away (250 miles), and was less worried (but only a little). Hope you and yours are fine.

Deborah responds: Did you try any of the Rose at Paso? Or did I even bring it?
Thanks for your thoughts Brad. Yes, Joplin is far enough away. But, the season has just started, so I'm not in the clear yet.

Kim:

Gotta be honest, the rose wasn't one of my favorites. I think it's more of a color thing than anything else, only because the color reminds me of cough medicine.

Deborah responds: I know what you mean. And a lot of people can't get past the smell either. We westerners just aren't all that used to viewing flowers as a food item.

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