Blackberry Farm

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Lebkuchen

A traditional Pennsylvania Dutch cookie, Lebkuchen is made with molasses and candied citrus.  Some equate it to fruit cake in cookie form.  However, it has a lovely anise flavor to it, who has a kid I did not like. But now as an adult who has found a love of Absinthe, I found I enjoy them. They are better in drink form though. 

Lebkuchen:

Preserved Citrus and Cherry Syrup:
             1 Cup Sugar
             1 Cup Sorghum
             4 ea. Lemons Thinly sliced
             1 Jar. Maraschino Cherries Drained

             1 ea. Orange Peel (Peeled with vegetable Peeler)

Combine all ingredients in a sauce pan, boil until lemon rind and orange peel begin to look translucent.  Make sure to stir often so sugar does not burn.  Remove from heat and allow to cool.
Drink:
            1 oz. Root Liqueur
            1 oz. Snap Liqueur
            1 oz. Citrus Syrup
            1 dash Orange Bitters
            1 dash cherry bitters
            1 drop orange water

            2 oz. Bourbon

Combine all ingredients in a rocks glass with ice, stir and add a splash of soda.