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Ok, so here it is, the orange booze experiment as mentioned in a previous ramble.
The recipe originates from Lucy's Kitchen Notebook, but calls for eau de vie nature, which I've swapped for vodka, as the 90% proof spirit is hard to find (and likely illegal) in Britain.
It could so easily have all gone horribly wrong, but is actually pretty damn good. It's bitter, in a Vermouth sort of way, but still orangey, leading to a whole host of cocktail ideas: Marmalatini anyone? Actually it seems to be nicest over ice with plenty of lemonade and a good chunk of orange squeezed in.
Definitely the taste of this summer.
Makes 80 servings
- ½ litre vodka
- 2 litres white wine
- 1kg Seville oranges
- 750g sugar
- 1 cinnamon stick
- 1 vanilla pod
- A demijohn
Preparation (Some HTML is OK)
Pulse the vodka, whole oranges, sugar, cinnamon and vanilla in a food processor till coarsely chopped.
Pour into a large, wide mouthed glass jar, add the wine and leave to macerate for a month.
Filter into clean glass bottles and store indefinitely.