|3 tablespoons||Dried chopped angelica root|
|1 tablespoon||Chopped almonds|
|1||Allspice berry, cracked|
|1||1" piece cinnamon stick, broken|
|3||To 6 anise or fennel seeds, crushed|
|⅛ teaspoon||Powdered coriander seed|
|1 tablespoon||Chopped fresh marjoram leaves or 1 tsp. dried|
|½ cup||Granulated sugar|
|1 drop||Each yellow and green food color,(optional)|
Combine all herbs, nuts and spices with vodka in a 1 quart or larger aging container. Cap tightly and shake daily for 2 weeks. Strain through a fine muslin cloth or coffee filter; discarding solids. Clean out aging container. Place liquid back in container.
Place sugar and water in saucepan and stir to combine over medium heat.** When sugar is completely dissolved, set aside and let cool. When cool combine with food coloring and add to liqueur liquid. Cap and allow to age and mellow in a cool, dark place for one month.
**Microwave Directions: This step may be done in the microwave oven using a glass bowl. Microwave on HIGH for 1 to 1½ minutes, stirring every 30 seconds.
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