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Dana Krimker's Homemade Arak

Prep
Cook
Serves 27people
Ingredients
10
star anise pods
1/2
tsp anise seeds
1
tbsp licorice root
1/2
tsp fennel seeds
1/4
tsp whole coriander seeds
3/2
cups vodka
1/3
cup sugar
1/2
cup water
Directions
1.
Mason jar
2.
Mortar and pestle
3.
Fine mesh strainer
4.
Cheese cloth
5.
Use a mortar and pestle to break up the anise pods, licorice root, fennel, coriander, and anise seeds. Add the mixture to a sealable glass jar with the vodka.
6.
Seal jar and shake. Let steep for 5 days at room temperature away from direct sunlight, shake occasionally.
7.
Boil sugar and water together for about 7 minutes until it forms a light syrup. While the syrup cools, strain the spices from vodka mixture with a cheesecloth lining a fine-mesh strainer. If needed, strain twice to remove all sediment.
8.
Once the syrup cools, add it to the strained vodka infusion and shake.
9.
Let rest for 4 days or more before using. Store at room temperature for up to 4 months. Recipe yields 2 cups.

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