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The cornerstone of liqueur-making knowledge
on March 5, 2002
If you want to learn to make liqueurs, start here. There are other books that can give you fancy recipes that purport to taste like all manner of commercial liquors, but if you want to actually know what you're doing, this is the book. Beyond its wealth of recipes, it's filled with knowledge and understanding about the process of liqueur-making. It gives you not only variations on its recipes but completely different approaches for some flavors. By reading and paying attention to the recipes, you will come to understand why some things work and some don't; you will come to understand what sorts of changes you can make to a recipe; and you will finally be able to make your own recipes with confidence - because no book can give you all the liqueur recipes there are. Other books can tell you how to make liqueurs, but this book teaches you how to make the recipes. I recommend it strongly to any liqueur-maker who wants more than just rote instruction.