This Orange Spiced Vodka Infusion recipe is the perfect example of how dramatically the flavor of an infusion can change over time. Initially a simple, warming addition to cider, this infusion turns into a full spice experience over the course of many days. We prefer to let the alcohol mellow for a few days as the spices increase before pouring over warm cider and enjoying with friends.
Inside the Porthole:
- 3 Oranges (300g)
- 2 Cloves
- 2 Allspice berries
- 1 cinnamon stick
- 1 vanilla bean, split
Liquid to be added:
- 7 fl oz Vodka, or until full
Slice oranges into 3/16” (5mm) thick slices. Remove all pith. Leaving pith will impart bitterness and shorten the life of the infusion.
Arrange infusion ingredients in the Porthole.
Close the Porthole, tighten screw, and check the seal for good contact on both sides.
Pour Vodka into the assembled Porthole through the spout.
Allow infusion to settle for a few minutes before inserting a stopper.
Periodically toggle the Porthole to lightly agitate contents. Best after 24 hrs. Can be enjoyed for up to 7 days.
Add a light splash of the infused spiced vodka to glass and fill with warm cider to your taste.