This oh so simple but completely delicious Vin d’Orange recipe makes for a traditional aperitif from Provence that will bring a little French oh la la to your table and your friends!
Popular in France since the 17th Century this make it at home variety is super when poured over ice and sipped in the sun. Or open the bottle in winter and let the memory of sunshine pour into your glass…
Note: All the fruit you use should be organic or untreated as the skins will be used in the recipe.
Vin d’Orange recipe : Makes 2 ½ bottles
2 bottles of white or rosé Wine
½ bottle of alcohol (vodka or liqueur alcohol works well at 40%)
1 Bitter orange such as Seville (called orange amères in France)
2 sweet oranges
½ stick cinnamon
Slice the oranges and lemon with peel left on and put into jars with lids (Kilner jars are perfect for this).
Add sugar, alcohol, wine and cinammon stick.
Leave for 3 months – stirring every couple of weeks.
Strain via a colander or coffee paper filter into sterilised bottles and enjoy a taste of one of last year’s vintage while you wait!
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