Layers and layers of orange citrus notes range from the sweet orange blossom to the bold oils of a navel orange. The honey provides for a warm, sweet background on which the orange can play. Tincture recipe by Peter Vestinos from The Betty in Chicago.
- 2 navel oranges
- 2 honey tangerines
- 2 clementines
- 1 cup Everclear®
- 2 drops orange blossom water
- 1 tbsp. dried orange peel, chopped
- 1⁄2 cup local, organic orange blossom honey
- 1 cup warm, filtered water
- Remove the peels of the oranges, tangerines and clementines. Using a knife, remove any white pitch left on the skins.
- In a glass jar add the Everclear®, citrus peels (giving a squeeze over the liquid before dropping in), orange blossom water and dried orange peel. Let sit for one week, in a dark cool place, shaking occasionally.
- After one week, strain through a cheesecloth, by placing a cheesecloth lined sieve over a bowl or container. After the liquid is strained, squeeze the cheesecloth with the citrus peels to extract any remaining liquid and oils. Return to jar.
- Combine honey with water and stir to dissolve. Add 3⁄4 cup of honey water to jar. Shake and allow to sit for 2 more days, shaking occasionally. Filter through a coffee filter and bottle.