Licorice syrup
Serves: ⅔ cup
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 2 licorice tea bags (I used Higher Living brand)
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 4 whole star anise
  • 1 teaspoon fennel seeds
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla bean paste (or you could use 1 teaspoon extract)
  1. Combine the water and tea bags in a small saucepan. Stand for 10 minutes. Discard tea bags.
  2. Add sugar, star anise, fennel and vanilla paste to pan; stir over medium heat to dissolve sugar.
  3. Bring to the boil; cook for about 5 minutes until reduced by ⅓. Stand for 10 minutes; strain into a clean bottle or jar. Store in the refrigerator.
- This syrup will last 1 month in the refrigerator.
Recipe by emerald + ella blog at