the black vault

It is said that walnut liquor is a miracle cure for heartburn and stomach pains caused by heavy meals. It was used for such medicinal purposes in ancient Poland.


  • 5 - 10 walnuts (must be still soft - before they ripen and turn hard)
  • 1L of good quality vodka
  • 1 tsp of sugar (optional)

How to:

  • Add finely sliced walnuts to vodka. Cork and place aside in a dark place for about 5 weeks.
  • You will notice that alcohol changed color to brown or dark brown.
  • Pour alcohol through cheesecloth (or paper coffee filter) to a separate bottle and cork it, leaving behind just enough to keep walnuts covered.
  • Sprinkle walnuts with sugar and set aside for about 3 weeks. The result will be sweet syrup. Pour it through cheesecloth (or paper coffee filter) to previously placed aside alcohol and stir.
  • If color is very dark, add more alcohol until it turns nice amber (tastes better.
  • Cork and placed in a dark place for 6 months or more. 1 year old walnut liquor is best.