Nocino leftover walnuts
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Nocino Recipe

It is a great liquor to offer after dinner. While a cold Limoncello is great for the summer, the Nocino is perfect for winter.
Course Drinks
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 50 servings
Calories 83kcal
Author Laura Tobin

Ingredients

  • 4 cup 95% pure alcohol if you cannot buy it replace with Vodka and don't add sugar and water
  • 16 green walnuts
  • 16 cloves
  • 16 coffee beans
  • 1 pinch cinnamon
  • 1 lemon zest
  • 17 oz sugar
  • 2 cup water

Instructions

  • Cut the walnuts into quarters, using rubber gloves as the walnut stains very badly.
  • Peel the lemon with a potato peeler trying to avoid having too much of the white. Cut the lemon zest into small slices
  • Use a large glass container holding at least 1 gal - 3 litres with a wide bottleneck
  • Mix everything in the bottle and keep in a dark place for 40 days.
  • Give the bottle a shake every day.
  • After 40 days, filter the alcohol but do not throw away the walnuts.
  • Make the syrup by warming up the water and sugar mix until the sugar has dissolved.
  • Wait until the syrup is cold before mixing it with the Nocino.
  • Once you have mixed everything together you can pour it into small bottles and store them in your liquor cupboard.
  • It is best to wait until Christmas to drink it!
  • Remember, if you still have some left over, it is a special treat to give friends at Christmas.
  • You can make Nocino Wine by putting the alcohol soaked walnuts into 3 bottles of wine (red, rose or white). Enjoy !

Notes

Tips for making the Nocino

  • Use rubber gloves when you cut the walnuts as the walnut stains very badly
  • Use a large glass container holding at least 1 gal - 3 litres to mix all the ingredients and let them marinate.
  • Make sure the neck of the container is wide enough otherwise the smaller ingredients may not come out of the container once the liquor has marinated.
  • Don’t let the neck of the container become a bottleneck!
  • Peel the lemon with a potato peeler trying to avoid having too much of the white.
  • Cut the lemon zest into small slices so they can easily be removed from the bottle.
  • Do not throw away the walnuts
 

Nutrition

Calories: 83kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Potassium: 1mg | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin C: 0.2% | Calcium: 0.1% | Iron: 0.1%