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Thibarine (Tunisian Date Liqueur): Step One

I was looking for a quick, but unique liqueur to make for a birthday dinner in early January. I found it: thibarine, a date liqueur from Tunisia, is infused with caraway and cardamom. Oh, my! Even the brief ten-day decant seems too long.
I started with a gluten-free potato vodka.














I crushed 1 t organic green cardamom pods and 1 t black caraway seeds in a mortar then placed all of that with 1 lb deseeded medjool dates in a small saucepan. I covered it with vodka - just enough to submerge the dates - and heated the mixture until it just began to steam. I placed all of that plus the remainder of the vodka in a large glass container. Cover and let the mixture age in a cool place for 10 days. Stir once or twice.


Strain the liqueur into a colander over a large bowl. Discard fruits and spices. Strain through cheesecloth and pour into bottles. I'll let you know in a couple of weeks how it turns out, but how can you go wrong with these ingredients?

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  1. It seems to be The real taste of Thibarine!

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  2. Hello, how much vodka did you use, please? :-)

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  3. Will be giving this a try! Received some as a gift and sad to discover there's no way to buy more. Delicious stuff.

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