Beech Leaf & Honey Liqueur

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      20 min

Appears in
Brew it Yourself: Make Your Own Beer, Wine, Cider and Other Concoctions

By Richard Hood and Nick Moyle

Published 2024

  • About

The beech leaf is an ingredient that perfectly illustrates the magic of alcoholic drinks making. To sniff or nibble a raw leaf gives you no indication of the transformation that takes place once it has been dunked in a bottle of booze – a mysterious nutty flavour develops after just a few weeks of maceration. ‘Beech leaf noyau’ (see box) had a spell of popularity during the 1970s thanks to the book Food for Free by Richard Mabey. With the recent rise