The etrog (citron) is used by observant Jews worldwide for the holiday of Sukkot, imported from Israel. What do you do with it after the holiday?
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- 1NOTE 1: Cheapest vodka works OK, but the mid-level vodka gives a much smoother finished product. High-end vodka is not significantly better in the end than mid-price vodka.
- 2NOTE 2: If you cannot find the extra-fine sugar, take regular sugar and process in your blender to make extra-fine. The only reason is because it dissolves better.
- 3Peel 3 etrogim - avoid the bitter white "pith".
- 4Put the peel in a 1-quart bottle with 2 cups vodka and close up for a week or longer. (I do not know if you get more flavor soaking the peel longer, please e-mail me if you try it and find out.).
- 5Discard the peels.
- 6Add 1 1/2 cups extra-fine (bakers) sugar and shake or stir vigorously until dissolved.
- 7Add 1 more cup vodka. Shake until clear.
- 8Close jar and store in a cool, dark place at least 6 weeks. Aging it longer makes for a smoother, more agreeable l'chaim.
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Nutritional Facts for Etrog /Esrog Liqueur
Serving Size: 1 (967 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 1
- Amount Per Serving
- % Daily Value
- Calories 2702.2
- Calories from Fat 0
- Total Fat 0.0 g
- Saturated Fat 0.0 g
- Cholesterol 0.0 mg
- Sodium 6.6 mg
- Total Carbohydrate 299.9 g
- Dietary Fiber 0.0 g
- Sugars 299.7 g
- Protein 0.0 g
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