Featured Pinch Tips Video
- 1 1/2 c
- 2/3 c
- de-chlorinated or bottled drinking water
- 2 inch
- piece of vanilla bean split and scraped into pan
- 1/2 tsp
- grated nutmeg
- 4 stick
- whole cloves
- zest of one lemon
- zest of 1/2 orange
- whole peppercorns
- whole cardamom pods
- whole allspice berries
- blades mace
- 750 ml
- vodka or aka a fifth
1Cut the vanilla bean piece lenghwise to split it open. Add water to a saucepan. Add the vanilla bean in to the water.
2Measure out the spices and add to the water. Then add in the honey and citrus zests. Add in the honey. Start cooking over medium high heat until it comes up to a simmer. Stir this well until honey is dissolved.Do not boil.
3When it starts to simmer, stir one last time, then cover, drop the heat down to low, and set the timer for 20 minutes.
4After 20 minutes, turn the heat off, stir again, cover, and set the timer again for 20 minutes and allow the spices to steep. Stir in the vodka.
5To store, pour the Fire Vodka into empty, clean bottles. One batch of this yields enough to fill a whole 750ml bottle, with about a cup left over.
6You can drink it warm, as is. I have also found that letting it settle and age for a month gives fantastic results.
7Leave the bottle undisturbed to rest for several days to a few weeks. You will notice spice sediments will begin to settle to the bottom.
8Carefully transfer the clear top portion of the Fire Vodka into a fresh container for longer term storage. Pour carefully to keep the sediments undisturbed at the bottom. This transferred drink will be clear, colorful, and delicious both hot or cold!
9Notes: To de-chlorinate your water simply pour it up ina container and cover it and let kit sit 24 hours. Use a good quality vodka when giving as a gift but use only the highest quality for yourself. Be careful when making this around open flames, it is definitely flammable. Use a good quality honey and orange blossom honey would be wonderful.