Homemade Anisette

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READY IN: 840hrs 15mins
YIELD: 1 recipe
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 5
    teaspoons anise seed, crushed
  • 1 12
    teaspoons fennel seeds, crushed
  • 1 12
    teaspoons coriander seeds, crushed
  • 1
    (750 ml) bottle brandy (the cheap stuff is fine)
  • 9 58
    ounces simple syrup (recipe below) (optional)
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DIRECTIONS

  • Place aniseed, fennel seed, and coriander in a bowl.
  • Grind all the seeds using the back of a spoon.
  • Add the ground seeds to the brandy.
  • Allow the mixture to soak for 4 weeks and then strain out the seeds.
  • Allow the haze to settle for a week then pour off the sediment.
  • Add the simple syrup and shake.
  • To Make Simple Syrup: Add 1 part water to 2 parts sugar.
  • Combine sugar and water in a saucepan.
  • Slowly heat over a medium heat, stirring occasionally. Keep below boiling.
  • The syrup is finished once the sugar is dissolved.
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