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Cilantro Lime Liqueur

The other day I hosted a surprise birthday party for a friend. We had tacos and there was a huge bunch of fresh cilantro left over. Not wanting to waste 99 cents worth of cilantro, I decided to use $10 worth of Everclear to make liqueur with it. Sounds like a congressional approach to fiscal responsibility, doesn't it?

I threw that bunch of cilantro into a mason jar along with three cups of Everclear and one large whole lime. Four days later, I removed the cilantro and lime and this is what the alcohol had done to them.

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And this is what THEY did to the alcohol...

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After adding three cups of simple sugar syrup, the color went from an intense deep, dark green to this...

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It's bottled and it is sitting in my pantry for a few months of mellowing. It should be ready to drink just in time for Cinco de Mayo.

Comments (3)

Mmm. Sounds good.

What a lovely shade of green! It reminds me of a peridot.

I’m coming over for "Drinko de Mayo! LOL

This one looks interesting... have you tried it yet? May is just around the corner ;-)

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