Orange Wine

Ingredients for 1 Liter:

  • 3 oranges washed and dried
  • 250 g (8 oz) cube sugar
  • 1 liter (1 3/4 pints) dry white wine
  • 1/4 l (1 cup) brandy

Use a sharp knife or a zest maker to remove the thin outside zest of the oranges which contains the aromatic oils and flavour. Take care not to include any of the white pith layer under the skin of the orange.

Put the orange zest in a jar with a screw-top. Add the brandy, no more than 50°. Seal the jar and leave in a warm place for 15 days, making sure that regularly during this time you briefly shake the jar.

Strain the liquid and press the zest. Add sugar to the wine and let it melt. Mix both liquids then filter it and pour it in a big bottle. Screw it up and let it get old for at least 2 month.

This orange wine is even better when you taste it after on year or two.

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