No ImageHomemade Nocino Walnut Liqueur

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  1. Mark

    Question. I made a batch last year that I have tasted a few times throughout the year as it is aging. The liquid is actually as very dark color but with a very noticeable green hue to it. The flavor so far is very medicinal. I have tried noccino in the states and in Italy. I have even had the pleasure of trying homemade noccino in Italy with friends who live there and none of them have had this medicinal flavor. I only used the walnuts, cloves, lemon peel, and cinnamon in my recipe. Do I just need to wait longer?

    Also, this year I found a house down the street with an english walnut tree so I’m going to make another round and see what the difference is.

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  2. Chris

    I want to like it, but the batch we made seems highly toxic. We’d ordered green walnuts from Red Rosa Farms, which turned out to be green Black, not green English like I should have ordered. They’re located in Indiana and I don’t recommend them as they’re snarky and unfortunately list nocino as something to make with these. At bottling, we four adults took a tiny sip and all felt immediately nauseous. Maybe they will turn less toxic after sitting for a year, but I don’t have a way of knowing beforehand if its safe to drink

    I’d try it again with green English, and I’d nix the single anise star I’d put in. It had a too-strong licorice taste to it. So, I’ll give it three stars for my really wanting to like it and wanting to try it again. Minus two for being at this point inedible.

  3. Kevin

    I made a batch with black walnuts, but actually harvested the nuts a little late (mid-July) I had to use a hammer and chisel to split them open. : p. I waited two years before trying the nocino, and was pleasantly surprised at how well it turned out! It’s a walnut-producing year for my tree, so I’m planning to make another batch.

  4. Nadine

    I’ve used American black walnuts every time, no problems. Allergies are outside the realm of normal, and there will always be someone sensitive to things. Mine is *awesome!* and the angels *do* sing.

  5. Torrie

    black walnuts contain a high amount of Juglone, this acts a herbicide and prevents other plants from competing with them, and gives the young seedling a better chance of becoming a tree

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