It is thought that the Dutch name Speculaas comes from the latin 'speculum' that means mirror.
Traditionally speculaas biscuits are the mirror image of the carved wooden moulds they are baked in.
Windmill shaped speculaas biscuits are known throughout the whole world, as are male or female speculaas figurines.
These days speculaas biscuits can take any shape or form. But you can do so much more with speculaas spice than just making biscuits.
Find out more about the delicious dishes you can make using vandotsch speculaas spice mix.
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Discover our delicious make-it-yourself speculaas spice liqueur. Add vodka, shake every day and your own liqueur based on our vandotsch speculaas spice mix recipe is ready in no time.
The vandotsch speculaas spice liqueur shot mix do-it-yourself kit would make the perfect gift for the discerning drinker always ready to experiment.
What is so special about vandotsch speculaas spice liqueur?
Some of our testers are describing it as liquid gingerbread with a kick, Speculoos flavoured vodka, even Christmas in a bottle.
How do you make it?
Easy, just add vodka to the bottle, using the little funnel included. Then leave it to sit for at least six weeks. Shake regularly and vigorously. After 6 weeks unscrew your bottle, smell and taste. When it is to your liking strain it and drink your first shot or mix it in one of your favourite cocktail recipes. You can even use it for a banana flambe or chcolate ganache. Refrigerate after straining.
What if you even want to make it stronger? Leave the bottle to sit for a few more weeks. Shake it occasionally.
What are the ingredients in the bottle?
Your bottle contains vandotsch speculaas ground spices, vandotsch speculaas spice mix, including nine spices including real, high grade, organic cinnamon from Sri Lanka, cloves, ginger and six other spices, light brown sugar and dried orange.
The vandotsch speculaas spice mix has no artificial flavours, colours or preservatives. Where possible, both our ground and whole spices are either organic, Fairtrade sourced or both.
What is in the pack?
With instructions included, it all comes in a 100ml bottle, ready to pour your vodka, together with a small funnel to assist the pouring. Just close the cap after you have filled the bottle and let time and a regular shake work its magic.
Where do you buy the make-it-yourself speculaas spice liqueur kit?
In our online shop, Here.
What else do you need?
All you need to start making delicious vandotsch speculaas liqueur at home is a bottle of vodka and a sieve or wire mesh strainer (or something equivalent). That's it. Just follow the directions above and drink responsibly.
Not a drinker?
Emptied your bottle?
Save your bottle and pick up one of our refill packs (coming soon). Recreate a brand new vandotsch speculaas spice liqueur with your ‘old’ bottle.
How to make vandotsch speculaas spice liqueur
vandotsch speculaas liqueur is the only alcohol used in our speculaas Christmas cake recipe