I did some research on the intranet to see if I could find some recipes...which I did not really like either very much. One had you zest the oranges into a jar, add the brandy and the sugar, then shake it every day for 2 weeks. I did 2 jars of that kind, one I left for a month, and it turned out much better than just 2 weeks.
The second recipe that I tried was to cut up the orange and put it in the brandy, then add simple syrup after 2 weeks...That one was so bad, I just threw it out!
So here is what I decided to do:
750 ml Brandy (whatever brand you want...I don't know much about it, so I just got a top shelf on sale)
I pealed the oranges trying to make sure all the pith (white stuff) was gone. Then I put them into a tight jar together for about a month.
Here is a photo from the first and second batches:
|the second batch is much clearer.|
|Second batch, clear and smooth.|
|First batch tastes good, but very cloudy.|