Total Time
5hrs 15mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 5 hrs

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.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Bring all ingredients except oranges to a boil (reserve wine bottles and corks), stirring until sugar has dissolved.
  2. Remove zest from oranges in a continuous spiral using a vegetable peeler and cut off any white pith with a paring knife.
  3. Reserve oranges for another use and divide zest between empty wine bottles.
  4. Fill bottles with orange wine and cool, leave uncorked for1 hour.
  5. Cork bottles, then chill at least 5 hours.
  6. Cooks' note:.
  7. Orange wine can be chilled up to 1 week.


Most Helpful

Lovely aromas, made with white wine, Pernod and Grand Marnier!

rosslare December 17, 2010

Made as directed, except halved the recipe since it was just me! I felt like a character in a Faulkner novel, sitting on my back porch sipping this, watching the sunset and listening to the crickets chirp. This is the perfect compliment to a Southern summer. Thanks for this! I will be using this repeatedly! [Made for Newest Zaar]

~SarahBeth~ August 10, 2009

I enjoyed this over ice. The spice was perfect! This sure won`t last 1 week. A great drink summer or winter. Cooling yet warming. Thanks. made for The Magic of Herbs!

Rita~ August 04, 2009

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