A Vodka

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Appears in

How to Cook a Wolf

By MFK Fisher

Published 1944

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[This is still a good recipe, and worthy of individual study and expertmentation. My uncle Walter, the most accomplished early-morning drinker I have ever known, says it is superlative in tomato juice.]


  • 1 quart water
  • 1 teaspoon glycerin or sugar
  • 1 lemon rind, shaved
  • ½ orange rind, shaved
  • 1 quart alcohol


Simmer first 4 ingredients very gently about 20 minutes. Remove from stove. Add alcohol and cover instantly with a tight lid. Let cool and strain.