MAKES ABOUT 4 1/2 BOTTLES
Citrus growers near Nice make this delicious potion.
4 bottles rosÚ wine (preferably Provenšal)
2 cups grappa
6 halved valencia oranges
3 halved lemons
1 vanilla bean
2 cups sugar
1. In a 2-gallon (or larger) glass or plastic container, combine wine, grappa, oranges, lemons, vanilla bean, and sugar. Stir to dissolve sugar.
2. Leave in a cool, dark place with a lid set lightly on top for 40 days, shaking gently once a day. Strain through a funnel lined with cheesecloth into clean, dry wine bottles. Seal with corks and refrigerate for up to a year.