Galliano is a lovely anise flavored liqueur that is probably best known as an ingredient in a Harvey Wallbanger. Buying it at the store can be a bit pricey, but we have a homemade Galliano recipe that comes pretty close to the original and makes a unique gift for family and friends.
Like all of our homemade liqueur recipes, Galliano is simple to make. Just make a simple syrup and then add the vodka and flavorings. It needs at least 2 weeks to age so you want to plan ahead a bit.
Galliano tastes of vanilla and anise which pairs nicely with a variety of foods as well as drinks. Saveur uses it to deglaze chicken and mushrooms to create a lovely sauce. And King Arthur Flour has a recipe for a Harvey Wallbanger Cake.
If you want to give it as a gift, put it into a pretty bottle and attach a copy of these drink recipes made with Galliano with a nice ribbon. Perfect for hostess or holiday gifts.
- 2 cups sugar
- ⅔ cup water
- 3 teaspoons pure vanilla
- ½ teaspoons anise extract
- 3 teaspoons lemon juice
- 4 drops yellow food coloring (optional)
- 2 ½ cups vodka
- Bring water to a boil, stir in sugar until dissolved. Let cool.
- Add vanilla, anise, lemon juice and food coloring. Add vodka.
- Bottle, cork and age 2 weeks.