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Sep 15, 2013 06:08 PM

Would you enjoy this holiday gift?

For holiday gifts this year, I would like to give the adults a trio of homemade liqueurs. Definitely included is the dark chocolate liqueur I make from a recipe on Serious Eats. (It tastes like a liquid chocolate bar.) I am considering fruit liqueur as the second of the trio (citrus or berry, or perhaps apple or peach...I have batches of each already made). The third is a bit of a mystery, and I am hoping you imaginative and creative folks here will help me. Would coffee liqueur be OK or would that be too passé? I have a recipe for a "gingerbread" flavored liqueur that is quite nice. Any thoughts or suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks in advance! :-)

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  1. We exchange food/ home made liquor/ liqueur gifts with several friends, They are, by far, our favorites. I would love coffee liqueur.

    1. I would be thrilled to get those as a gift. I would love the gingerbread recipe. It sounds really nice and christmas-y.

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      1. re: suzigirl

        I found the gingerbread liqueur recipe on a blog called "Boozed and Infused". :-) There are oodles of liqueur recipes there that look delicious!

      2. How about cranberry liqueur?

        1. Maybe a home made Xtabantun? Honey, anise, rum based. Unique in the Mexican Yucatan.

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          1. re: Veggo

            This sounds intriguing. Do you have a favorite recipe for it, or is it easier to search for the recipe online? Haven't heard of it but would definitely try making a batch.

            1. re: buzzardbreath

              I did a little more digging around, and it may be difficult to make. The honey alcohol is fermented from the nectar of xtabentun flowers. It's an inexpensive liqueur in the Yucatan, but difficult to find in the States, although I have seen it so someone imports it.

            2. re: Veggo

              Wow. That sounds really amazing!

            3. one of my parents favourites gifts was homemade mom helped me make homemade mead once when I was reading the Knights of the Round Table tales( i dont think you have time in 100 days to make it)

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              1. re: girloftheworld

                The citrus liqueur I made this spring is based on lemoncello. I used the zest of tangerines, grapefruit, lemons and limes. The flavor turned out very light and summery. By winter, it should be very smooth. :-) The mead sounds fun!

                1. re: buzzardbreath

                  We made limoncello two years ago for Christmas gifts. HUGE hit. People keep asking if we've made more. The mixed citrus sounds wonderful.