Beech Leaf Noyau

Three weeks gone by already? Thankfully my friend Barbara reminded me it’s time to get the beech leaves I collected out of the gin and turn it into noyau.

The leaves and gin have been sitting in a kilner jar on the window ledge infusing away and there’s a definite green hue now once it’s strained.
beech leaves in gin greenish gin
Add sugar, water and brandy to turn a bottle of gin into two bottles of noyau. The recipe doesn’t say so but these things normally improve with age so I’ll give it a couple of months before tasting.
beech leaf noyau

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About Steve Tomlin

I am a greenwood worker and scythe tutor. I carve spoons, bowls and other products from locally sourced greenwood. During the summer I teach scything around the UK.
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