A simple macerated liquor made from sweetfern or sweetgale seeds.
Keyword: Sweetfern, Sweetgale
300gramsVodka or about 1.5 cups
7grams3 Tablespoons Fresh sweet gale nutlets or sweet fern nutlets or 2 T dried
60gramsor 1/4 cup Maple syrup
Gently pound the nutlets in a mortar and pestle to release their aroma, then combine with the vodka and maple syrup in a non-reactive container, such as a pint mason jar. Allow the mixture to macerate for a week, then strain and store in a cool dark place.
The flavor is strong and herbaceous, so I like this mixed with soda or another lightly flavored mixer.