D -13 before Christmas! Are you ready? I’m asking because I’m not! My legendary organisation and I are feeling that we are going to run at the very last minutes to find gifts!
In the other hand, I took time to prepare a little pleasure home made to offer (or to keep for myself, huh).
A Christmas liquor recipe, typically from the north, that needs to be prepared in advance. If you take care of it this week-end, it will be ready for Christmas! Just saying…
This post is also part of my pinky collaboration with Poulette Magique!
Firstly, we were about to create an advant calendar together, but the time was running, and due to other events, we decided to prepare a compleet week of sparkles and magic printables intead! Stay connected 🙂
This recipe is perfect as an after-dinner liquor, served fresh, or to keep warm during the cold season, associated with cookies.
And to dress your bottle, I made a printable (yes again!), available at the end of this post. The label is perfectly suitable for a 500ml bottle. You’ll find also a second label that you can hold to the bottle, and where you can write a little word.
You’ll find easily all the recipe’s ingredients in hebalist’s shop or on the internet. Apart from the “rest” time, it’s really simple and it takes only 5 minutes to make your liquor. So, ready to play?
- 2 tangerines or mandarins non treated
- 50cl jenever or brandy
- 250gr cane sugar
- 1 cinnamon stick
- 1 vanilla pod
- 2 tsp lemon thyme
- 3 cloves
- 1 tsp orange blossom
- 1/4 tsp nutmeg
- 500ml bottle
- The printed and cutted printable.
- Wash and dry the tangerines, peel and remove the zest.
- Put all ingredients in a 1L bottle with the tangerine and the jenever.
- Let rest for 1 week, or better, 1 month. But remove vanilla after 1 week.
- Strain the liquor in a bottle of 500ml. (you can use a clean cotton tea towel)
- Dress the bottle with the printable. It's ready!
- Serve fresh as after dinner.
- It's even better if you let the liquor rest for about 1 or 2 week after straining before drinking.
If you try, let me know! Personnaly, I made plenty of bottles, and kept one in the fridge for myself 🙂