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A Fun Use For Non-Crystallizing Liqueurs

SolidLiquidsProjectSquareLogoI had some problems getting some liqueurs to crystallize in the Solid Liquids project. But I did find a fun use for them. 

Luckily I have a whole heck of a lot of silicone ice cube trays laying around. So I poured the still-hot, thick syrupy mostly-dehydrated liqueur into the trays.

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Then let it cool.

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(That's IM for Irish Mist, y'all.)

These are kind of delicious candies to suck on, but they are a bit sticky. I recommend keeping them in the refrigerator so they don't turn back to glop. 

Then for additional fun, I busted out my Creepy Crawlers Bug-Maker Oven (yes I've had one ever since I was a kid) and poured it in the mold. 

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And I made a sugar spider.

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Not perfect, but still fun. 


The Solid Liquids Project index is at this link.



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Does the sugar spider retain its shape fairly well? Dehydrated liqueur bugs would make awesome garnishes. Of course, they would have been perfect for Halloween, but there's always next year!

Camper English

Great idea liz! The spider tray is metal so it was hard to get the sugar bug out. However I bet there are silicone chocolate molds (same as the ice cube ones) that would work for the same purpose. I'm going to have to try it!

Brian Means

Holy crap.....Creepy Crawlers! I haven't heard that name in so long! I loved those things!

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