Lime Liqueur
Author: Chief Mixologist
The tangy, sweet flavor of limes is enhanced brilliantly in this liqueur by just a hint of spice. This flavorful concoction is used in many cocktail recipes, but only a very few food recipes, though a few drops added to a whipped cream make a delicious topping for Key Lime Pie.
  • 2 dozen limes
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 6 cloves
  • 2 pounds white sugar
  • 6 Cups 80 proof vodka
  • 2 Cups water
  • green food dye (optional)
  1. Wash limes at the last moment.
  2. Slice each lime into 5 or 6 slices.
  3. Combine with cinnamon, cloves, vodka, water, and white sugar.
  4. Shake well until sugar is dissolved. Cover.
  5. Set in cool place for two weeks.
  6. Strain through fine sieve and leave alone to clear.
  7. Decant, pouring clear liquid into sterilized bottles.
  8. Tint a very very pale green color if you like.
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