Orange-and-Coffee-Flavored Rum Liqueur

André Baranowski

(The 44 Cordial)
Also called The 44 Cordial, this cocktail is concocted using 44 coffee beans, 44 tsp. of sugar and steeped for 44 days.

Orange-and-Coffee-Flavored Rum Liqueur
Also called The 44 Cordial, this cocktail is concocted using 44 coffee beans, 44 tsp. of sugar and steeped for 44 days.
Yield: makes About 4 Cups

Ingredients

  • 1 large navel orange
  • 44 coffee beans
  • 1 cup sugar (just over 44 tsp.)
  • 1 liter white rum (roughly a quart)

Instructions

  1. Poke forty-four 1"-deep slits all over the orange with a paring knife; stuff a coffee bean into each slit.
  2. Put the orange, along with the sugar and rum, into a widemouthed jar with a tight-sealing lid. Store and let steep in a cool, dark spot, swirling the jar occasionally, for 44 days.
  3. Remove and discard the orange and strain the liqueur through a cheesecloth-lined strainer. Transfer to a clean bottle and store in the freezer until ready to drink. Serve neat or over ice.