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       Title: Papaya Liqueur
  Categories: Alcohol, Beverages
       Yield: 1 pint
  
  
   1    Papaya 1 c Vodka 1 sm Lemon wedge, scraped peel 1/4 c Sugar
   syrup, optional to -taste (see recipe)
   
   Look for medium-sized papaya (slightly larger than a pear) with
   smooth, unbruised skin, and a fruity aroma. Best time is May and
   June. Dark spots on the skin are a bad sign and will cause a bad
   flavor (check stem for decay and softness). Cut papaya in half,
   remove seeds, and peel skin. Cut in medium chunks and place in vodka
   with lemon peel (twist to release flavor). Let steep for 1 week.
   Strain and squeeze fruit, extracting juice. If desired, add sugar
   syrup. Store for 3 weeks. Yield: 1 pint Container: quart jar
  
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