Orange-and-Coffee-Flavored Rum Liqueur

(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 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.