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Nocino (Green Walnut Liqueur) & Vin de Noix

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On 7/15/2018 at 4:37 PM, Melde_Made said:

Hello! I hope everyone's nocino season went well this year! A friend and I discovered nocino just in time at the end of June to jump on the nocino train. I was curious if anyone has had any luck using the walnuts for any purpose after they are strained out of the infusion. I have read various uses involving infusing them again in white wine or marsala or preserving them in sherry as dessert/ice cream topping. Has anyone done any of this or anything else successfully?

Can't say as I have. Interesting idea - you could go from Nocino to vin de noix with one batch of nuts. 

 

Welcome Melde_Made by the way!

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On 7/18/2018 at 8:43 PM, Kerry Beal said:

Can't say as I have. Interesting idea - you could go from Nocino to vin de noix with one batch of nuts. 

 

Welcome Melde_Made by the way!

 

Thank you! Well my friend and are trying a few different things with the strained solids, maybe I'll do a write up eventually if anyone is interested.

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5 hours ago, Melde_Made said:

 

Thank you! Well my friend and are trying a few different things with the strained solids, maybe I'll do a write up eventually if anyone is interested.

I certainly would be.

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Yes, I have used the "used" nuts to make a less potent beverage referred to as "Thrifty Italian" - just Google it for the recipe or ask me if you can''t find it.

 

On a related subject, I have made nocino, a traditional Italian after-dinner drink using the traditional Modenese recipe (and have also made vin de noix) for years, with immature nuts from a black walnut near my home. Unfortunately that tree is having a bad year this year. I discovered some butternut (Juglans cinerea, aka white walnut) trees in a park nearby and wanted to ask if anyone has ever made "butternut nocino" or if anyone knows if the flesh around the immature butternut is non-toxic like the black walnut is? I have found very few references that say that butternut is not poison (or is otherwise not a good idea to use) so I thought someone here might know for sure, either from research or from practice. Thanks in advance!


Edited by BostonGuido Fix typs and grammar (log)

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