I snagged this recipe from the Saveur Magazine's web site. I started this liqueur last night so I'll let you know in 44 days how it turns out.
Sorry I didn't realize I hadn't updated this. The results are here
I was tempted to try vanilla flavored beans but decided the first batch should be according to the recipe. I need something with which to compare my experiments.
Get a wide mouth jar with a tight fitting lid, 44 coffee beans, a naval orange, a quart of white rum and a cup of sugar (sugar not shown)
Stud the orange with the coffee beans, put in the jar with the sugar and rum and it's ready to hide for 44 days.
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Orange and Coffee Flavored Liqueur, The 44 cordial
1 large naval orange
44 coffee beans
1 cup sugar; just over 44 tsp
1 liter white rum; roughly a quart
Poke 44 1-inch slits all over the orange with a paring knife; stuff a coffee bean into each slit.
Put the orange along with the sugar and rum into a wide mouth jar with a tight-sealing lid. Store and let steep in a cool, dark spot, swirling the jar occasionally, for 44 days.
Remove and discard the orange and strain the liqueur through a cheesecloth-lined strainer. Transfer to a clean bottle and store in the freezer until ready to drink.
Serve neat or over ice.
Makes 4 cups
Contributor: Saveur Magazine
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Can't hardly wait to taste it. Now I'll have to invent a drink using this.