How to Make Black Walnut Extract

Learn a simple way to use black walnuts and make your very own extract to use for cooking or sipping. Especially handy if you happen to have a walnut tree and a surplus of nuts.

Things You'll Need

  • Equal amounts of shelled and toasted black walnuts and vodka
  • Bourbon to equal half the amount of vodka
  • Equal amounts of sugar and water to equate the amount of vodka
  • dash of vanilla extract
  • large glass jar
  • strainer
  • dark cupboard for aging

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Put the warm toasted walnuts in the glass jar while still warm.

Add vodka and bourbon to the walnuts and close the jar tightly.

Put the jar in the dark cupboard for 2months. This allows the vodka to take on the walnut flavor.

Strain the liqueur and discard walnuts.

Boil corn syrup and water together and add to aged liqueur.

Add vanilla to the walnut extract.

Give the liquid a shake and you are finished.

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