Orange Wine

Chrsitopher Hirsheimer

Citrus growers near Nice make this delicious potion.

Orange Wine
Citrus growers near Nice make this delicious potion.
Yield: makes About 4 1/2 Bottles

Ingredients

  • 4 bottles rosé wine (preferably Provençal)
  • 2 cups grappa
  • 6 halved valencia oranges
  • 3 halved lemons
  • 1 vanilla bean
  • 2 cups sugar

Instructions

  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.