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Orange Rum Cordial

Author/Submitted by: New Country Fare: Glorious Liqueurs Edited by Mary Aurea Morris, Formatted by Carolyn Shaw 3-96
Servings: 0
Categories: Alcoholic Beverages / Fruits / Liqueur / Rum

4  medium  Navel oranges
1  medium  Lemon
3  cups  Light Rum
1  teaspoon  Vanilla extract
1 1/8  cups  Granulated brown sugar, *see Note
8  drops  Yellow food coloring, optional
1  drop  Red food coloring, optional
1  teaspoon  Glycerine, optional

1. Rinse and dry the oranges and the lemon. Use the shredding side of a cheese grater to scrape only the orange part off the oranges; be careful not to scrape off the white, bitter part. Scrape the peel off half the lemon the same way. Put the orange and lemon zests in a glass jar; add the rum. Seal tightly and let steep for 3 days in a cool, shaded place, shaking the jar once a day.

2. Strain the flavored rum into a clean bowl; whisk in the sugar until it dissolves and the mixture clears. Stir in the optional colorings, vanilla, and glycerine. Pour the liquid into a clean glass bottle, or bottles, seal tightly, and allow to mature for at least a week before using. Store at room temperature.

To make superfine sugar, whirl 1 1/8 cups "Brownulated" sugar in a food processor or in two batches in a blender at highest speed, until fine but not powdered.

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