44 Orange is a liqueur that is popular on foodie sites. I’ve made it in the past and have really enjoyed it as a sipping liqueur or in ginger beer. When I taught high school, the Latin teacher suggested we call it the Latin name Quattro Quad for 44 rather than 44 Orange which is it’s common name. I’m not sure how this recipe originated but it is tasty.
1 Large Orange
6 Tbsp Sugar
44 Coffee Beans
4 Cups Grain Alcohol/ Vodka (highest proof you can find)
You Will Need:
A mason jar, or other airtight container
Slice 44 holes in the orange and insert a coffee bean in each opening. Then put the orange inside of the jar. Fill the jar with 4 cups of grain alcohol/vodka. Add sugar. Let it steep for 44 days in a cool dark area, shaking the bottle every once in a while. strain. Sip and enjoy!
My first foray into homemade liqueurs was a winter I lived in Seeley Lake, Montana. COLD AND DEEEEEEEP SNOW! I taught at the local high school-I really enjoyed my job! I had bought the top book shown above in the summer and started dabbling that late fall with recipes. I still consider it my go-to for recipes. Soooo easy and fun end products. Perfect for entertaining at home and gifts. Thru the years I have considered it my 'kitchen hobby'. Raspberries, blackberries, pears, apples, herbs--Basically if you can soak it, it can become a liqueur! The Portlandia episode of "Pickle It!" reminds me of liqueur making!
My favorite recipe was one my daughter shared with me-Quadro Quadra.
44 coffee beans inserted in a fresh orange, soaked in the vodka for 44 days. Delish!
But move over Orange coffee liqueor--fresh cranberry orange is on the scene!
Read below. Found this on a foodie site-I've credited the authors.
The taste is incredible.
Serves: Approximately 6 cups ( I made a double batch. Heck, make it worth your while!)
Read more at http://www.creative-culinary.com/cranberry-liqueur/#1StDyrq3OOjr7yrp.99
The recipe below can be easily modified for the cranberry liqueur.
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