Royal Usquebaugh

Total Time:
11 min
Prep:
10 min
Inactive:
1 min

Yield:
about 3 cups
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • 4 ounces (120 grams) stoned muscatel raisins
  • 2 dried figs, sliced
  • 1 stick cinnamon
  • 1/4 of a nutmeg, grated
  • 2 cloves
  • 2 blades mace
  • 1 liquorice stick
  • About 2 1/2 cups (568 milliliters) brandy
  • A little more than 1/2 cups (140 milliliters) Madeira wine
  • Large pinch saffron
  • 1 1/2 leaves of 24 carat gold leaf *see note
  • *Note: Ensure that you only use food-grade 24 carat gold.
Directions

Chop the dried fruit and bruise the spices. Infuse them into the brandy in a stoppered bottle for a week. Strain through a coffee filter. Add 1 1/2 leaves of 24 carat gold leaf and shake or blend until the gold is in tiny fragments. Bottle.


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