Almond Flavored Tequila Liqueur
unpeeled dark, roasted see note
spicy, see other recipe
Coarsely chop nuts. Place in jar along with the vanilla bean and cinnamon stick. Cover with tequila and steep for 2 weeks in cool, dark place, shaking gently occasionally (a murky sediment is natural).
Strain several times through paper coffee filters.
Add syrup and almond extract in small increments, tasting after each addition, until satisfied with flavor. Pour into sterilized dark-colored jar: allow to set for 2 weeks, adding more syrup if needed.
Pour into pretty decorative jars for gifts. Serve either poured into hot coffee or served over ice in brandy snifters with a twist of lemon .
Nutritlional analsis per ounce: 106 calories, 4 grams fat, 3 grams carbohydrates, 0 cholesterol, 1 milligram sodium, 35 percent of calories from fat .