Spiced Citrus Whisky

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Preparation info

  • Difficulty

    Easy

Appears in

Loose Birds & Game

Loose Birds & Game

By Andrew Pern

Published 2010

  • About

THIS RECIPE WAS DONATED BY KATE FENTON, VIA HER MUM. KATE WAS THE PARTNER OF THE LATE IAN CARMICHAEL, THE FAMOUS ACTOR OF JEEVES AND WOOSTER FAME, WHO I HAVE BASICALLY KNOWN ALL OF MY !LIFE, AS HE LIVED NEAR TO MY PARENTS. HE WAS A LOVELY, SLIGHTLY ECCENTRIC ‘PROPER’ CHAP. THANK YOU FOR YOUR HELP KATE – WE’LL RAISE A GLASS TO THE BOTH OF YOU. CHEERS!

THIS WHISKY GOES DOWN A STORM IN THE BEATERS’ WAGON. THE ODD THING IS THAT YOU DON’T TASTE THE WHISKY, AS WHISKY, AT ALL, AS THE ORANGE AND SPICES COMPLETELY DOMINATE THE TASTE, SO THE SUPERMARKET’S CHEAPEST MCTARTAN DRAIN-CLEANER BRAND WILL DO JUST FINE. HAVING SAID THAT, KATE TELLS ME SHE HAS TASTED A VERSION ONE ENTHUSIAST [A GUN, AS NO BEATER WOULD BE SO DAFT] MADE WITH GLENFIDDICH AND, APPARENTLY, IT DID RETAIN A SUGHTLY SMOKY, MALTY UNDERTONE, SO CHOOSE FOR YOURSELF.

Preparation time: 20 minutes
Waiting time: a couple of months

Ingredients

  • 4 oranges
  • 200 g sugar
  • 2 tsp coriander seeds
  • 1 litre whisky

Method

Thinly peel the rind from the oranges, cut into thin strips and place in a jar or bottle. Squeeze out the juice and add to the jar, with the sugar and coriander seeds. Pour over the whisky and seal, then shake the bottle to start to dissolve the sugar. Leave in a cool, dark place for a couple of months, occasionally shaking the bottle, then strain and re-bottle.