*Ruby Slippers Liqueur INGREDIENTS:
- 1 (750-mL) bottle Vodka
- 1 oz (about 2.5 cups) Dried hibiscus flowers
- 1 oz (about 2.5 cups) Dried rose petals
- 1 tbsp Dried tarragon
- 8 oz Simple syrup (one part sugar, one part water)
PREPARATION: Add the vodka, hibiscus, rose and tarragon to a large jar or other container with a lid. Stir to moisten the flowers, cover and let stand until the liquid smells and tastes strongly of flowers, 3 to 5 days. Strain (do not push on the solids to extract more liquid) into a clean 1-quart jar and stir in the simple syrup. Seal, and store in a cool, dark place like a cabinet. Use within 1 year. This recipe is adapted from Homemade Liqueurs and Infused Spirits. Thirsty for more? Read our article on home DIY liqueur tips.