MountLassen.com RECIPES - from families and friends
NOCINO (Liqueur)

1.5 quarts 190 proof alcohol
30 green Mount Lassen Farms Chandler walnuts
(Note: green walnuts are harvested in June)
1 stick cinnamon
10 whole cloves
20 whole coffee beans
1 teaspoon crushed nutmeg
3 cups sugar
750 ml. dry red wine

Wash walnuts and quarter, husks and all. Wear rubber gloves to avoid stain.
Place nuts in large glass jar and cover with alcohol.
Stir every day or so for 40 days.
On day 40 add all the spices and coffee beans.
Stir every day or so for 20 more days.
On day 60 strain through a coffee filter into large container. Set aside.

Put sugar and wine into a pot and bring to a boil, simmer for about 30 minutes to make a light syrup. Let cool.

Mix syrup and the alcohol that was strained previously. Bottle and put away for at least 2 months before serving.
It gets better with age. Enjoy after meals.

Submitted by one of our customers