Chase away the darkness and doldrums of winter with this rum infusion inspired by a New York Times recipe by Melissa Clark, "Haste Makes Cordial." [http://www.nytimes.com...]
Her encouragement to experiment with spices and fruits led me to fennel seed and allspice and once blood oranges are in season, I like to substitute clementines for blood oranges. The color and sensuality of blood oranges cannot be rivaled. —DjeenDjeen
Clementine or blood orange juice
Clementine or blood oranges, thinly sliced
Agave nectar or other sweetener
Box kumquats, thinly sliced
In This Recipe
Assemble all ingredients in large glass container and stir -- a flower vase works well. Cover and let sit a week or more. Stir once a day and say kind things to your elixir. It will enhance the taste. When you decide to stop the maceration process, refrigerate.
This will make 3 litres of elixir, plenty to get you and a loved one through the winter darkness and cold. Break down the quantity into .5 litre jars/1 litre bottles. It's not so convenient to put a flower vase in the frig.