HOW TO MAKE VIN D’ORANGE | KITCHN
|3 liters white (or rosé) wine|
|750 milliliters vodka|
|1 pound sugar|
|8 Seville oranges, washed|
|1 small lemon, washed|
|1 small orange, washed|
|1 vanilla bean, split|
- Dissolve the sugar in the alcohol: Pour the wine, vodka, and sugar into the container and stir to dissolve the sugar completely.
- Cut the fruit: Cut all the fruit in half, then cut the halves into quarters.
- Add the fruit to the alcohol: Stir the alcohol mixture to make sure that all the sugar has dissolved. Add all the fruit and the vanilla bean. Stir again.
- Cover and store for 30 days: Cover the container and store it in a dark, cool place for 30 days. Stir every now and then.
- Taste to check the flavor: After 30 days, taste a spoonful of the vin d'orange. It should taste of orange with a slightly bitter edge. It may need to sit for several more days, up to 40 days total.
- Strain the vin d'orange: Strain the vin d'orange through a strainer lined with a few layers of cheesecloth. Optional: For a clearer vin d'orange, strain it again through a paper coffee filter, changing filters as they become full.
- Bottle and store: Decant the strained vin d'orange into bottles. Seal, label and store in a dark cupboard for a few months to age. Or for a few years, if you can wait that long!
- Serve the vin d'orange: Serve over ice, garnished with an orange wedge or straight up in small wine glasses as an apéritif. Vin d'orange is also good as a cocktail ingredient. Store opened bottles of vin d'orange in the refrigerator.
SaturatedFatContent 0.0 g, UnsaturatedFatContent 0.0 g, CarbohydrateContent 56.2 g, SugarContent 48.8 g, ServingSize Serves 12, ProteinContent 1.1 g, FatContent 0.1 g, Calories 536 cal, SodiumContent 13.5 mg, FiberContent 2.4 g, CholesterolContent 0 mg