Recipe by Annacia
What could be more French countryside than pulling a chilled bottle of homemade (or at least home-doctored) wine from the fridge for a special celebration? This orange sipping wine is a little sweeter and stronger than a regular glass of white, and it's the perfect aperitif. Cook time is chill time.
- 2 (750 ml) bottles dry white wine
- 1⁄2 cup sugar
- 1⁄4 cup Grand Marnier, orange liqueur
- 1⁄4 cup Pernod
- 2 whole cloves
- 4 turkish bay leaves (or 2 California leaves)
- 2 navel oranges
Directions See How It's Made
- Bring all ingredients except oranges to a boil (reserve wine bottles and corks), stirring until sugar has dissolved.
- Remove zest from oranges in a continuous spiral using a vegetable peeler and cut off any white pith with a paring knife.
- Reserve oranges for another use and divide zest between empty wine bottles.
- Fill bottles with orange wine and cool, leave uncorked for1 hour.
- Cork bottles, then chill at least 5 hours.
- Cooks' note:.
- Orange wine can be chilled up to 1 week.