Friday, August 4, 2017

Rượu Mai Quế Lộ (Cinnamon Wine) Cooking Wine Recipe

3 cups Vodka
3-4 Star Anise
1 tsp. Black Peppercorn
2 Chinese Cinnamon
1 tsp. Coriander Seed
1 tsp. Cumin
4-5 strips Dried Orange Peel

To make dried orange peel, peel an orange and set it outside in the sun until dried.  It should dry within 1-2 days, depending on temperature.

Set at low heat, using a pan toast 3-4 Star Anise, 2 Chinese Cinnamon, 1 tsp. Cumin, 1 tsp. Coriander Seed, 4-5 strips Dried Orange Peel and Black Peppercorn. It should take about 2-3 minutes.  Remove from heat.  Break the Chinese Cinnamon into smaller pieces and set aside.
Have a clean glass jar ready.  Put all the toasted ingredients inside the jar. Pour in 3 cups Vodka. 

Cover the top with plastic wrap and close jar with lid.  Let it sit in room temperature for at least two weeks before using. 

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