Homemade Anise Extract

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Finding Kosher anise extract is really difficult, so I found a recipe to make my own!
Making your own though requires a little patience as it take 2-3 months.


2 teaspoons dried fennel seeds

240 ml Vodka

1 glass jar with screw top lid


Place the fennel seeds and the vodka in the glass jar.

3 times a day for the first week, shake up the jar.

Allow the seeds to steep in the vodka for 2-3 months.

Can’t wait that long

If this is too long for you to wait, you can use a licorice flavoured liquor like arak, ouzo, or sambuca instead.