The Head Gardener’s Vin D’Orange, our favourite summer tipple!

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This is absolutely summer in a bottle! Gorgeous citrus tones, a deep marmalade hue, and a feisty alcoholic kick recipe makes this our favourite hot-weather tipple! Ned’s recipe makes approximately 1.3 litres. You will need a large sealable sterilised jar.

20 calamondin oranges, washed

½ lemon

200g sugar

2 cinnamon sticks, bruised

1 litre rose wine

200ml eau-de-vie

60ml rum

Halve the Calamondin oranges horizontally and place in the jar with the lemon, sugar, cinnamon, rose wine and eau-de-vie. Close the jar and place in the fridge for six weeks, shaking regularly to ensure the sugar has dissolved.

Remove from the fridge, add the rum and stir. Strain through a paper filter or muslin cloth into a sterilised bottle. Seal the bottle and keep refrigerated.

Tuesday 8th June, 2021