*  Exported from  MasterCook II  *
 
                           ORANGE BRANDY CORDIAL
 
 Recipe By     : Homemade in the Kitchen
 Serving Size  : 1    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Beverages
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    2      large         navel oranges
    1      whole         clove
    2      cups          brandy
    1      cup           sugar
      1/4  cup           water
    1      teaspoon      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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