17 July 2013
Walnut schnapps unveiled
Last summer I put some split unripe black walnuts in a jar, covered them with vodka, and waited.
Now it's the moment of truth. After a full year of aging and oxidation, I get to try my homemade walnut schnapps.
The original recipe mentioned an end result similar to cognac. Oh really? Let's see.
It's dark, dark brown, so dark it was almost impossible to get a picture that looked anything but black.
It's smooth and serious. Check out that sheen.
The walnut taste is deep, but still a touch sharp and young. As the schnapps continues to age, it'll mellow out, becoming even richer and darker.
I can't say I mind waiting for something like this.
It looks like I need to get my hands on some more green walnuts, doesn't it? Especially considering I'd like to try out a batch of traditional Italian Nocino as well.
Have you ever made your own liqueurs? How did you like the results?