Portuguese Liqueur

Portuguese Liqueur


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About this recipe: Whiskey, milk and lemon make this homemade liqueur in the Azores, a Christmas favourite.

John Pacheco

Makes: 50 

  • 1L whisky
  • 1/2 lemon
  • 900g caster sugar
  • 1L milk
  • 6 (25g) squares unsweetened chocolate
  • 2 vanilla beans

Prep:15min  ›  Cook:10days  ›  Ready in:10days15min 

  1. In a large container combine whiskey, lemon, sugar, milk, chocolate squares and vanilla beans. Keep at room temperature for 10 days, stirring once a day.
  2. After 10 days, remove the lemon half, chocolate and vanilla beans. Insert a coffee filter or muslin into a large funnel. Pour the liquid through the filter into a large pitcher or jug. Change filter as needed. A clear yellow solution should result. This liqueur can be stored in a sealed bottle at room temperature.

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