So, I get bored easily and need to try different and unusual projects. Tonight I stumbled across a recipe for Milk Liquor. It interested me so I decided to get a small batch going. From what I read about it, it is supposed to be a really smooth and syrupy sipping liquor made from vodka, milk, sugar and lemon juice. It will take about 10 days to finish. Here is the recipe and process I used to fill a quart sized mason jar:
1 quart sized Mason jar with a lid
1 ½ cups sugar
1 ½ cups milk (whole or 2% and if you can get your hands on unpasteurized, better yet)
3/4 cup vodka
3/4 cup Mango infused vodka (if you like another flavor, go for it! The original recipe called for all of the vodka to be unflavored but I only had ¾ cups so I used the Mango for an extra treat.)
½ - 1 juice of a lemon and cut up about ½ of the squeezed lemon and add to the concoction
Note: I used a canning funnel to make adding the ingredients to the jar easier.
1. Pour the sugar into the jar.
2. Squeeze the lemon juice into the jar and then put half the squeezed lemon into the jar as well.
3. Pour the milk into the jar.
4. Add the vodka.
5. Put on the lid and shake until all of the sugar is mixed into the liquid
The mixture should look like watered down milk
6. Store the jar in a spot in your kitchen for 10 days.
7. Give the jar a good shake a couple times each day.
8. After 10 days your jar should have a mix of liquid and curdled milk solids. Mine was started on January 28th so it should be done on February 7th.
9. Strain the liquor through a paper coffee filter or very tight woven cheese cloth several times until the liquid is a nice bright clear yellow.
10. Store in a pretty bottle or covered jar.
I will keep an update on the progress of my liquor and the finished results. Until then I will have to drink my homemade wine!