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Pi Lo Chun Liquor

Submitted by: Jessica Roth

This green tea liquor is made with the subtly fresh Pi Lo Chun variety and sweetened with crisp orange blossom honey. This is a lovely spring time liquor that is sure to leave everyone refreshed, if not spinning.

Prep Time: Cook time: 30 min. Steep time: 8 hours Settling time: 1 week
Serving Size: serves 10-12
  • 1/2 c. loose Pi Lo Chun tea
  • 1 liter vodka
  • 1 c. orange blossom honey
  • 2 tbsp. brown sugar
  • 1/2 orange
  • 1 c. water
Pour vodka into a 1 gallon mason jar and add tea. Close the lid and shake for about a minute.
Set the jar in a dark place for 8 hours (no longer than 24).
Strain tea from vodka, removing all leaves.
Squeeze 1/2 an orange into the tea-steeped vodka.
In a small pot, bring 1 c. water to a low boil. Add honey and brown sugar. Stir until dissolved. Allow to cool.
Add honey water to steeped vodka. Close the lid of the mason jar and shake to mix.
Funnel the liquor into sealable bottles. (I use grolsch style bottles.)
Seal the bottle with wax.
Let liquor sit for at least a week in the bottle. (The liquor will taste better if you let it sit for a month.)
Break wax seal, drink, and enjoy!
(This is rather strong; drink responsibly.)

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