I love sweet liquors such as Bailey’s but unfortunately, I find them quite expensive to buy. I was always tempted to make one myself but needed to find the recipe that inspired me enough to be pushed over the edge. That’s exactly what happened when I saw Mamina‘s post a month ago and read her verdict to this liquor: “My only regret is that I didn’t make twice the quantity”. It’s quite easy to do and doesn’t need too many ingredients although it does use a very special ingredient: Carambars. You might remember these little caramels from this post. If you can’t get your hands on them, then any good quality hard caramels would do. Like Bailey’s, this liquor is very sweet so it’s nicer served with ice cubes to dilute it a bit.
If you wonder what are the little cakes on the picture, the recipe will come soon…
Source: La table de Mina
Makes 2 litres
1 litre milk
1 litre white rum
1 kg sugar
3 cinnamon sticks
30 Carambars or 50 hard caramels such as Werther’s Originals
2cm piece ginger, peeled
- Cut the lemon and lime in half.
- Place all the ingredients in one or 2 glass jugs.
- Cover and place in the fridge.
- Stir every day. Little by little, the liquid will take the colour of Bailey’s.
- After one month (yes I know, it’s torture!), strain the liquid and bottle it up. Keep in the fridge.