Orange Wine

  • Serves

    makes About 4 1/2 Bottles

Citrus growers near Nice make this delicious potion.


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


Step 1

In a 2-gallon (or larger) glass or plastic container, combine wine, grappa, oranges, lemons, vanilla bean, and sugar. Stir to dissolve sugar.

Step 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.

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