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Anise-Pepper Liqueur

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  • 1 quart (1 L) 80 or 100 proof vodka
  • 2/3 cups sugar (or to taste)
  • 6 whole star anise (available in finer supermarkets and Asian specialty shops)
  • 8 whole black peppercorns, crushed


Combine all ingredients in a large bottle or glass jar. Let sit in a cool, dark location for 5 to 7 days, or longer. Taste daily, and when flavor has reached desired level of intensity strain and bottle.

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