Beech Leaf Noyau
A delightful, herby gin liqueur that will tantalise your taste buds and surprise your guests!
Beech, Beech Leaves, Beech Tree
1 ltr Bottle, Bowl/Jug, Muslin Cloth, Saucepan
Young fresh beech tree leaves
(you can add up to 200ml)
Gather young beech tree leaves
Loosley 3/4 fill a 1-litre bottle with the leaves (a recycled plastic juice bottle is perfect)
Cover leaves with the gin, ensuring they're all submerged
Seal bottle and store in a dark cupboard for 4 weeks
After 4 weeks, strain the liquid through a muslin cloth into a bowl or jug and throw away the leaves
Sterilise then refill your bottle with the strained gin
Dissolve your sugar in hot water, leave to cool and pour into the gin.
Add the brandy and give the bottle a good shake.
Seal, and store in a dark cupboard for a further 4 weeks to mature.
Chill, pour, drink, enjoy!
If you're in a hurry to drink your noyau you can miss out part two entirely and rebottle the strained gin. Chill, serve and enjoy!