Dried chopped angelica root
Allspice berry, cracked
1" piece cinnamon stick, broken
anise or fennel seeds, crushed,
up to 6
Powdered coriander seed
Chopped fresh marjoram leaves or 1 tsp. dried
Each yellow and green food color,
Place sugar and water in saucepan and stir to combine over medium heat.** When sugar is completely dissolved, set aside and let cool. When cool combine with food coloring and add to liqueur liquid. Cap and allow to age and mellow in a cool, dark place for one month.
**Microwave Directions: This step may be done in the microwave oven using a glass bowl. Microwave on HIGH for 1 to 1.5 minutes, stirring every 30 seconds.
Combine all herbs, nuts and spices with vodka in a 1 quart or larger aging container. Cap tightly and shake daily for 2 weeks. Strain through a fine muslin cloth or coffee filter; discarding solids. Clean out aging container. Place liquid back in container.