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MAKING LIQUEURS WITH ESSENCES

Liqueur essences can be used to produce high quality liqueurs and cordials. Essences are particularly useful for liqueurs that are difficult to make, like herbal liqueurs, hazelnut, almond and coconut liqueurs, and also some difficult fruit liqueurs (like banana). Several manufacturers are producing liqueur essences. The Swedish company Gert Strand AB is producing the world's larges selection of liqueur essences. The quality of their Prestige essences is described as "far superior to any other brand that we have tested" (Brewhaus.com). The Prestige essences do not contain any artificial flavors or aromas.

The Prestige essences can be purchased over the internet at Brewhaus.com.

There are a large number of Prestige essences, for example: Absinth (wormwood), After Hours (chocolate and mint), Amaretto (almond), Apricot Brandy, Apricot Cognac, Army Schnapps, Aurantii Amari (berries and fruits), Australian Wilderness (eucalyptus), Black Sambuca (aniseed), Blue Curacao (citrus), Brown Creme de Cacao, Cloudberry Liqueur, Coconut Liqueur, CocoRum, Creme de Banana, Creme de Menthe, Danish Bitter, Exotic Green Banana Liqueur, Green Curacao, Hazelnut, Irish Coffee, Irish Cream, Italiano (vanilla), Kabena (coffee and banana), Liqueur 45 (vanilla and herbs), Mia Theresa (coffee; similar to Tia Maria and Kahlua), Mississippi (citrus and whisky), Orange Liqueur, Pear Cognac, Sambuca (aniseed), Strandier (orange and cognac), Strawberry Cream German Bitter, Wolf's Paw (cranberry) and Yellow Pastis (aniseed). They are also producing essences for schnapps, aquavit, gin, rum, vodka and whisky. A few liqueur essences are presented in more detail below, more are available at Brewhaus.com.

Absinth Absinth, is a wormwood-flavoured apertif woven into many legends, and was the favorite drink of the artistic set in Paris in the 1800s.

Instructions:
The Absinthe Pro TF, when combined with our Wormwood Schnapps essence, is the pinnacle of Absinthe making. Over 20 different herbs are used to produce the Absinthe Pro TF essence, resulting in a liquor that will rival the traditional Absinthe of long ago. Buy this essence at Brewhaus.com.
Amaretto Almond Liqueur Amaretto is a splendid almond liqueur. Drink "on the rocks" or in mixed drinks.

Instructions: Pour the contents of this bottle and 275 grams (10 oz) of granulated sugar into a 75 cl (US 25 fl oz) bottle. Fill 3/4 full with vodka and shake until the sugar has dissolved. Top up the bottle and shake until the contents have fully blended. Buy this essence at Brewhaus.com.
Blue Curacao Liqueur Blue Curacao is a citrus liqueur made from the husks of the Curacao fruit. Drink suggestion: "Blue Devil" - 2 parts Gin, 1 part lime juice and 1 part Blue Curacao.

Instructions: Pour the contents of this bottle and 200 grams (7 oz) of granulated sugar into a 75 cl (US 25 fl oz) bottle. Fill 3/4 full with vodka and shake until the sugar has dissolved. Top up the bottle and shake until the contents have fully blended. Buy this essence at Brewhaus.com.
Creme de Cacao Brown Creme de Cacao is a creamy chocolate liqueur. Drink neat or mixed in drinks

Instructions:Pour the contents of this bottle and 280 grams (10 oz) of granulated sugar into a 75 cl (US 25 fl oz) bottle. Fill 3/4 full with vodka and shake until the sugar has dissolved. Top up the bottle and shake until the contents have fully blended. Buy this essence at Brewhaus.com.
Coconut Liqueur Coconut Liqueur has the gentle flavour of coconut. Drink "on the rocks" or mixed in drinks.

Instructions:Pour the contents of this bottle and 200 grams (7 oz) of granulated sugar into a 75 cl (US 25 fl oz) bottle. Fill 3/4 full with vodka and shake until the sugar has dissolved. Top up the bottle and shake until the contents have fully blended. Buy this essence at Brewhaus.com.
Banana Liqueur Creme De Banana is a classic fruit liqueur. Drink as fruit liqueur or in tall drinks. Why not make a "San Francisco" with vodka, orange juice and Grenadine?

Instructions:Pour the contents of this bottle and 275 grams (10 oz) of granulated sugar into a 75 cl (US 25 fl oz) bottle. Fill 3/4 full with vodka and shake until the sugar has dissolved. Top up the bottle and shake until the contents have fully blended. Buy this essence at Brewhaus.com.
Creme de Menthe Creme de Menthe is a classic green peppermint liqueur. Drink neat, on the rocks or mixed in drinks.

Instructions: Pour the contents of this bottle and 230 grams (8 oz) of granulated sugar into a 75 cl (US 25 fl oz) bottle. Fill 3/4 full with vodka and shake until the sugar has dissolved. Top up the bottle and shake until the contents have fully blended. Buy this essence at Brewhaus.com.
Hazelnut Hazelnut Liqueur is a traditional Italian hazelnut drink. Enjoy as a liqueur or mixed in drinks. Very good as Hot Shot: Pour 2 cl (US 0.5 fl oz) Hazelnut Liqueur in a shot glass. Fill up with hot coffee and top with whipped cream.

Instructions:Pour the contents of this bottle and 240 grams (8.5 oz) of granulated sugar into a 75 cl (US 25 fl oz) bottle. Fill 3/4 full with vodka and shake until the sugar has dissolved. Top up the bottle and shake until the contents have fully blended. Buy this essence at Brewhaus.com.
Irish Cream Irish Cream is an Irish Whiskey liqueur based on cream and chocolate.

Instructions:Pour the contents of this bottle and 210 grams (7.5 oz) of granulated sugar and 20 cl (US 6.5 fl oz) whipping cream into a 75 cl (US 25 fl oz) bottle. Fill 3/4 full with vodka and shake until the sugar has dissolved. Fill up the bottle with vodka, pour into a bowl, and blend completely using an electric mixer. Keep stored in refrigerator for maximum 7 days. Buy this essence at Brewhaus.com.
Italiano Italiano is an exciting herb liqueur with a distinct vanilla flavour. Try a "Hot Shot": Pour 2 cl (US 0.6 fl oz) of mixed Italiano Liqueur in a 6 cl shot glass, fill up with coffee and top off with whipped cream.

Instructions:Pour the contents of this bottle and 190 grams (6.5 oz) of granulated sugar into a 75 cl (US 25 fl oz) bottle. Fill 3/4 full with vodka and shake until the sugar has dissolved. Top up the bottle and shake until the contents have fully blended. Buy this essence at Brewhaus.com.
Liqueur 45 Liqueur 45 is a vanilla-flavoured herb liqueur. Serve with ice, bitter, cola, vodka or try with 3/4 milk. Also good as Hot Shot.

Instructions:Pour the contents of this bottle and 250 grams (9 oz) of granulated sugar into a 75 cl (US 25 fl oz) bottle. Fill 3/4 full with vodka and shake until the sugar has dissolved. Top up the bottle and shake until the contents have fully blended. Buy this essence at Brewhaus.com.
Mia Theresa Mia Theresa is an exiting coffee liqueur made from only the finest ingredients. Superb for mixed drinks or on the rocks.
Instructions: Pour the contents of this bottle and 210 grams (7.5 oz) of granulated sugar into a 75 cl (US 25 fl oz) bottle. Fill 3/4 full with vodka and shake until the sugar has dissolved. Top up the bottle and shake until the contents have fully blended. Buy this essence at Brewhaus.com.
Mississippi Liqueur Mississippi is a dry fruit liqueur based on Bourbon Whiskey and citrus. Serve on the rocks or mixed with tonic, soda or lemon juice.

Instructions: Pour the contents of this bottle and 90 grams (3 oz) of granulated sugar into a 75 cl (US 25 fl oz) bottle. Fill 3/4 full with vodka and shake until the sugar has dissolved. Top up the bottle and shake until the contents have fully blended. Buy this essence at Brewhaus.com.
Sambuca Sambuca is a richly flavoured aniseed liqueur that originated in Italy. Con mosche (with flies): put three coffee beans in a shot glass, fill up with Sambuca and set fire to the drink.

Instructions:Pour the contents of this bottle and 160 grams (5.5 oz) of granulated sugar into a 75 cl (US 25 fl oz) bottle. Fill 3/4 full with vodka and shake until the sugar has dissolved. Top up the bottle and shake until the contents have fully blended. Buy this essence at Brewhaus.com.
Strandier Liqueur Strandier is a citrus liqueur with an orange and cognac base.

Instructions:Pour the contents of this bottle and 120 grams (4 oz) of granulated sugar into a 75 cl (US 25 fl oz) bottle. Fill 3/4 full with vodka and shake until the sugar has dissolved. Top up the bottle and shake until the contents have fully blended. Buy this essence at Brewhaus.com.
Strawberry cream Strawberry Cream is a creamy liqueur with a fresh strawberry flavour. Serve well cooled in a shot glass or use as a mixer.

Instructions: Pour contents of this bottle and 210 grams (7.5 oz) of granulated sugar into a 75 cl (US 25 fl oz) bottle. Add 2 dl of whipping cream. Fill 3/4 full with vodka and shake until sugar has dissolved. Fill up bottle with vodka, pour into a bowl, and blend completely using an electric mixer. Buy this essence at Brewhaus.com.
German Bitter German Bitter is a spiced beverage with rhe distinct flavour of wormwood. Recomended as an after-dinner drink.

Instructions: Pour the contents of this bottle into a 75 cl (US 25 fl oz) bottle. Fill 3/4 full with vodka and shake the bottle. Top up the bottle and shake until the contents have fully blended. Buy this essence at Brewhaus.com.
Pastis Yellow French Pastis is an aniseed-flavoured, spicy yellow beverage that emulsifies (becomes milky) when mixed with water. Drink neat or mixed with 5 parts water, tonic or orange juice.

Instructions:
Pour the contents of this bottle and 23 grams (1 oz) of granulated sugar into a 75 cl (US 25 fl oz) bottle. Fill 3/4 full with vodka and shake the bottle until the sugar has dissolved. Top up the bottle and shake until the contents have fully blended. Buy this essence at Brewhaus.com.
The Prestige essences can be purchased over the internet at Brewhaus.com.
 
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