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Orange Brandy Cordial

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Category: Beverages

 Ingredients List

  • 2 lg Navel oranges
  • 1 Whole clove
  • 2 c Brandy
  • 1 c Sugar
  • 1/4 c Water
  • 1 ts Glycerin (found in
  • -drugstores)


Thinly peel the oranges in long strips with a vegetable peeler, taking care
not to include any pith. Cut the strips into 1/4-inch segments. Put the
orange peels and the clove into a 1-quart mason jar, top with the brandy,
and seal. Shake the jar to mix and set it aside in a cool, dark place for
10 days. Strain the liquid through a fine sieve into a 4-cup glass
measuring cup and discard the solids. Rinse the sieve and the Mason jar
thoroughly. Fit the sieve with a damp coffee filter and strain the flavored
brandy back into the jar. Combine the sugar and water in a small saucepan.
heat for about 5 minutes over low heat, stirring constantly, just to the
boiling point. Remove the pan from the heat and let the sugar syrup cool
for 5 minutes. Add the sugar syrup and glycerin to the flavored brandy.
Reseal the Mason jar and shake it gently to blend. If you wish, transfer
the liqueur to a decanter. The Orange Brandy Cordial should be ready to
drink in 2 or 3 days and has a shelf life of 2 to 3 months.

YIELD: 2 cups

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