Linden Flower Liqueur


Linden Blossom Liqueur


  • 1.5 bottles vodka (good quality (about 1.25 liters total))
  • 8 cups linden blossoms (freshly picked)
  • 70g sugar
  • .15l water


1. Sort through the flowers to make sure that all leaves, withered blossoms, stems etc are removed. Put the blossoms into a clean glass container large enough to hold them easily. Cover with the vodka, and put a clean glass or stainless weight on the top of the blossoms so that they remain submerged.
2. Cover the container with an airtight cover and leave in a dark, cool place for 15 days.
3. Remove the cover and the weight from the jar. Strain the vodka off the flowers through a fine chinois. Wash and dry the jar, discarding the blossoms and return the strained vodka to the jar.
4. Mix together the sugar and the water in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil. Remove from the heat and let stand 1 minute. Boil again. Strain this syrup into the vodka. Cover tightly (note at this point you may put the liqueur in a clean bottle and cork it, if you wish) and leave in a cool, dark place for 6 months to mellow.
5. Enjoy this delicately flavored liqueur as a digestif.
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2 thoughts on “Linden Flower Liqueur”

  1. Hello,
    I had a bottle of Czars linden flower vodka. can’t get it now. I tried to steep vodka with dried flowers but did not work, poor flavor. Where in Seattle do Lindens grow? I live in Kirkland but would be glad to travel to get some fresh blossoms. I don’t drink much so I only need enough for a bottle or two Will you share a source of blossoms?

    1. Lindens are very common in Seattle and grow well in our climate. I can particularly recommend First Hill and Beacon Hill. Try 9th Avenue between Jefferson and Seneca.

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