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