Artichoke liqueur

Liquore al Carciofo di Montelupone
Montelupone Artichoke Liqueur

The artichoke liqueur is a reinterpretation of the most popular "Cynar": the artichoke bitter loved by Italians since the 1970s.

Ingredients

  1. 3 Artichokes of Montelupone
  2. 500 ml of pure alcohol at 95 °;
  3. 600 g of sugar;
  4. 750 ml of water.

Preparation time

Preparation 30 minutes, rest 70 days.

Difficulty

Low

Method

Wash the Montelupone artichokes well, remove the first layer of external leaves and throw them. Remove the other leaves until they reach the heart and put them in a container together with the alcohol. Shake the mixture and let it macerate, tightly closed, in a dark, dry place away from heat sources for 30 days.

After 30 days, put the water and sugar in a pan. Once it has reached a boil, turn off the heat and let it cool, then add the artichoke leaves and alcohol, shaking well. Let it rest once more for 40 days.

After the time your liqueur will be ready, just filter it in a colander and bottle it.

Conservation

In the fridge.

Tips

Per chi ha gusti particolari, insieme alle foglie di carciofo si può aggiungere qualche bastoncino di cannella o, in un’altra variante, alcune fette di zenzero. Il liquore rimarrà molto fresco e dolce anche con un pizzico di menta.