Leaves and seeds of this large, aromatic, bold-textured plant are used to flavor liqueurs as well as vermouth. For cocktails at home, harvest a thick stem to make simple syrup or infuse in vodka with citrus and herbs. Plant 18-24″ apart in moist, rich, non-acidic soil, in sun or shade. Grows to 6′ tall.
Mixologists’ Simple Syrups:
To make a simple syrup, heat equal parts sugar and water until the sugar melts. Allow to cool, then steep Angelica in the mixture for 30-60 minutes. Strain and store in the refrigerator for up to 2-3 weeks.
Herbal Liqueur: Combine fresh herbs in jar with vodka for 1-4 days. Strain and add spices and dried citrus peel; soak for 2-3 weeks, tasting regularly. Strain, add simple syrup to taste; refrigerate for one week before using.
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