Bay Liqueur

Instead of bay leaves you can also use thyme, rosemary or fresh mint. Very tasty!


  • 500 ml (16 fl oz/2 cups) vodka
  • 30 fresh bay leaves
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • zest of 1 lemon
  • 500 ml (16 fl oz/2 cups) water
  • 350 g (12 oz/1⅔ cups) sugar


Combine the vodka, bay leaves, cinnamon and lemon and leave the mixture to ferment in a clean container for two weeks. Bring the water and sugar to a boil and stir until the sugar is dissolved.

Strain the bay drink and add the sugar syrup. Pour the liqueur into a bottle and leave to cool.