Recipe ingredients and directions:
Title: Honey Liqueur
2 c Vodka or brandy
3/4 lb Honey
3 tb Orange rind, or 1/2 the
Peel of an orange
1 c Water, warm but not boiling
2 Cinnamon sticks, 2 inches ea
Peel the orange find in one long spiral if possible, particularly if you
want an attractive presentation. Disolve the honey in the water and add to
the vodka and spices in an attractive bottle with the orange peel.
Let stand, well corked shaking every few days. I like the flavor well
developed, and do not usually strain it at all, but check it after 2 or 3
weeks, and if you don't want too strong an orange spice flavor, strain
the peel and spices out and rebottle.
Title: Christmas Spirit
2 c Cranberries
2 Clementines or small oranges
2 c Granulated sugar
1 Stick cinnamon, 2 "
2 c Vodka
Crush the cranberries evenly in a food processer or use a mortar and
pestle. Peel the rind, being careful to avoid the bitter white pith.
Squeeze the juice and add it and the rind to the cranberries in a large
jar. Add the sugar, cinnamon stick, and vodka to the jar and seal
securely. Shake the jar well to combine all ingredients. Store in a cool
place for a month, shaking every few days.
After a month, strain through a funnel and filter paper into pretty
bottles. Last year I made cranberry sauce with the cranberries strained
from the liqueur.
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