Chestnut Liqueur

Local liqueurs is an alcoholic aperitif made of alcohol mixed with aromatic ingredients, such as fruits, cream, herbs, aromatic condiments, honey, flower extracts and dried nuts. It is finished with the addition of sugar or sweeteners. Chestnut liqueur is a special liqueur made with the famous Agiasos chestnut of Lesvos.



1 lt. cognac

1 kg. chestnuts

2 cups brown sugar

Vanilla powder or extract

1 cinnamon stick

2-3 cloves

1 cup water



Step 1

Boil the chestnuts for ten minutes until easy to peel.

Step 2

Peel and cut in quarters.

Step 3

Soak them in cognac with the spices in a sealed container for thirty days.

Step 4

Boil the syrup and add into the drink mix. Stir briskly for the next ten days.