Monday, July 15, 2019


  • peel of two naval oranges and one grapefruit
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 cup vodka
  • 2 tablespoons honey

  1. Combine peels, water, and sugar in blender and pulse a couple of times to a coarse texture.
  2. Heat in a pot right below a boil for about an hour.
  3. Filter out solids and combine with vodka.
  4. Correct flavor balance by adding water, vodka, and/or honey as needed.
There was a call for gifts for the Royalty of the East Kingdom (SCA).  In her writeup, the Queen stated she liked limoncello, which I know I can make.  But I decided to take some liberties to make something more palatable for camping in August.  Originally I wanted to use tangerines or Little Sweeties, but the only ones at the store were shriveled and unappealing.  The naval oranges ended up having the nicest of rinds, plus one grapefruit for more depth of flavor.  At the end of the flavor correction, I decided to add some honey to have a bit of softness that offsets the bitterness of the grapefruit.  The combination worked surprisingly well.

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