The final stage of making nocino happened on August 3rd, just before setting off on my vacation. Although when bottled this product still needs to rest and by November 3rd we can try our new walnut liqueur.
The first stages of making and the recipe can be found here.
All the magic started on the feast of John the Baptist, the eve of the 23rd June. After leaving the walnuts in alcohol during the warm Summer days and bringing the product in at night, by August the 3rd the product looks like this…
A fairly black liquid…Strain the walnut mixture through cheesecloth
The walnuts can be disposed of…one thing I wouldn’t recommend disposing the walnuts on your compost, you’re better off digging a hole in the ground.Learn for experience!
Dissolve 800 grams of sugar in 400 ml water,bring to boil and let cool.
Combine the sugar syrup and the drained walnut mixture together and leave in sealed jars or sterilized bottles in a cool / dark place.
The first mouthful can be tried after the 3rd November. Ready for our Winter nights.
- Walnut Witches Brew (daysontheclaise.blogspot.com)