Make licorice liqueur yourself – it couldn’t be easier!


Licorice liqueur is particularly popular in northern Germany and Scandinavia. Never tried it? Then you should try this homemade drink made from vodka and celiac sweets as soon as possible!

You can easily make licorice liqueur yourself: mix vodka and licorice candy, shake it from time to time and after two days the homemade liqueur, which is also called a black sow, pitch, or silt due to its color, is ready!
Tastes pure, as a little nightcap after dinner or as an extra hot punch, and is also a great gift idea for friends and family.
You need approx. 850 ml licorice liqueur:

  • 0.7 l high-quality vodka
  • 300 g (3 bags) salmiak licorice sweets (Turkish pepper)
  • a large, well closable glass vessel (approx. 1.5 l content)
  • And this is how it’s done:

Put salmiak licorice candy in a glass jar or bottle and pour the vodka over it. Seal the licorice liqueur and let it rest for two days – shaking it every now and then so that the candies dissolve.

Tip for the impatient: The licorice candies dissolve even faster if you put the bottle in a warm place, for example on or near a heater.

Licorice liqueur as a gift
Homemade licorice liqueur is a wonderful gift idea for Christmas or as a gift when you are invited by friends. Gifts from the kitchen always go down well! Fill the licorice liqueur into empty, cleaned bottles and stick a label of your own design on them.

Licorice liqueur in different variations
You can also use any other high-proof alcohol, such as rum or grain. Other salmiak or licorice sweets, such as cellos or hard licorice, are also suitable for making licorice liqueur. Just try out which variant tastes best!

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