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38 of 38 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The cornerstone of liqueur-making knowledge
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...
Published on March 5, 2002 by Gunther W. Anderson

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24 of 25 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Several fruit based liquors to make in your home.
Althought there were 50 recipes, they were very similar, just with different fruits. An addition to a liquor recipe collection but not for the beginner recipe collector.
Published on December 22, 1998


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38 of 38 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The cornerstone of liqueur-making knowledge, March 5, 2002
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Gunther W. Anderson (Pepperell, MA United States) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Homemade Liqueurs (Hardcover)
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.
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24 of 25 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Several fruit based liquors to make in your home., December 22, 1998
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This review is from: The Best 50 Homemade Liqueurs (Paperback)
Althought there were 50 recipes, they were very similar, just with different fruits. An addition to a liquor recipe collection but not for the beginner recipe collector.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A good place to start but not exhaustive, December 6, 2007
This review is from: Homemade Liqueurs (Hardcover)
I really enjoyed starting to make my own liqueurs from this book, which I picked up at a yard sale for a quarter. I have thought about liqueur-making in the past but never had clear enough instructions to begin, and this book gave a lot of recipes and good instructions. The best thing is they tell you why they use some techniques and not others in certain recipes, so you really can get an idea of how it all works.

I tried a flower petal liquer and didn't trust their measurements, so I ended up using WAY too much lavender. Now that I am tasting it, I should have listened to them.

The Coconut liquer I tried exactly as directed and it was a very authentic coconut flavor - like fresh coconut, not like commercial flavors. So that was a surprise, but a rather pleasant one. It isn't a flavor everyone likes, but those who do like it a lot.

I also made some spice liqueurs using chai spices without any black tea, and that came out well using their basic directions for infusing spices.

But the almond liqueur I tried was terrible - really odd-flavored and full of sediment.

I like that they give personal stories and tips in the book - I feel like I am being shown this by a friend who is very good at it, because of their writing style.

Overall, I am happy with this book, but I am glad I got it on the cheap. I think buying it used is really the way to go - it is a good starter book to just see if this is something you'd like to get into, but due to its age and lack of photos I wouldn't pay too much for it.
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26 of 35 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Not very good, December 19, 1999
This review is from: The Best 50 Homemade Liqueurs (Paperback)
Not are the recepies similar to each other, most of them are not very good. Grapefruit - excellent Rosmary - OK Tangerine Brandy - Ghastly Better books are available.
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The cornerstone of liqueur-making knowledge, March 5, 2002
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Gunther W. Anderson (Pepperell, MA United States) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Homemade Liqueurs (Hardcover)
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.
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7 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The cornerstone of liqueur-making knowledge, March 5, 2002
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Gunther W. Anderson (Pepperell, MA United States) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Homemade Liqueurs (Hardcover)
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.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Really useful book, August 23, 2011
This review is from: Homemade Liqueurs (Hardcover)
My husband and I have followed four recipes from this book with good results. By keeping a journal like the authors suggest, we are learning what works and what doesn't. This book really helps you learn the whole process, and make adjustments based off of your personal tastes.

Some of the food recipes sound just terrible, we haven't tried those.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Make your own liqueurs with these delicious recipes!, January 5, 2008
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Maria Folsom (East Glacier Park, Montana USA) - See all my reviews
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The recipes are easy and fun. What a nice hobby! There are very few books available with so many interesting and unusual recipes for brandies and liqueurs. Try it!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good Source Book, November 17, 2013
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Great background info. Could have more recipes for commercial liqueurs (hence 4 stars, not 5). Still, probably the best source book.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Keeps it simple!, September 18, 2013
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Good conceptual basics. Gives basics that lead to tasty liqueurs before one starts chasing around the net for a 1000 recipe refinements.
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The Best 50 Homemade Liqueurs by Dona Z. Meilach (Paperback - Jan. 1996)
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