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  Categories: Alcohol, Beverages
       Yield: 1 pint
       6 oz Hazlenuts*
       1    Vanilla bean (1 inch)
       1 pn Allspice
   1 1/2 c  Vodka
     1/3 c  Sugar syrup (see recipe)
   Chop the hazlenuts to release the flavor of the nut and add to vodka,
   vanilla bean, and allspice. Age for 2 weeks, shaking lightly occasionally.
   Strain and filter until clear. Add sugar syrup, if desired, and age for an
   additional 3 weeks. Ready to serve. Makes a nice gift and is nice over ice
   cream as well as an aperitif.
   *Try using pistachios which also make a delicious liqueur. If flavor is
   too weak, add more nuts and resteep a week before adding the sugar syrup.
   Yield: 1 pint          Container: Wide mouth quart jar