Sunday, April 28, 2013

Sunshine in a Jar

I want to know why we don't get spring here in Stockfish, CA. We skip immediately to summer, later this week it will be in the upper 90s. So this seems appropriate enough. Slice oranges as thin as you can with a knife or mandoline. These are blood oranges and navels. Then dehydrate them thoroughly either in a machine or on your roof. These are machined, about 48 hours. Then heat a bottle of cheap chardonnay, add a pound of sugar to make a syrup. Throw in a few cloves and cassia buds. Fill jar with orange slices and pour over syrup. Let sit a few months until mid summer. Take out a single slice and lay it on top of a glass of ice cold gin. Pour over tonic if you must. Sunshine!

7 comments:

Maya said...

Brilliant! Love it Ken!

Ken Albala said...

Wow, the liquid has turned red. It looks like maraschino syrup.

Jeremy said...

Even in Ess Eff it's summer. I made a Buddha's Hand martini last week, using house-made Buddha's Hand bitters in place of vermouth. It was nice and citrusy.

James Mountbatten said...

Looks great Ken! Good work!

deana sidney said...

it's just gorgeous,Ken!

Shannon Davies said...

The color is gorgeous Ken! The feeling is very summery. It is perfect for beach cocktails.



Cheers!

Shannon

Gujjar said...

A three-year-old gave this reaction to her Christmas dinner: "I don't like the turkey, but I like the bread he ate." Honi