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
dark cupboard for aging
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.
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.