Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Sweet Vermouth II

Sweet Vermouth
Simmer, for 15 minutes, 1 cup dry white wine (from one bottle) with:
1 1/2 teaspoon granulated orange peel
1 teaspoon dried chamomile
8 cardamom pods
1 star anise
1 teaspoon dried lavender
1 cinnamon stick
1/2 teaspoon wormwood leaf
1 teaspoon galangal
1/2 teaspoon angelica
5 cloves
1/2 teaspoon coriander seed
Strain and add:
remaining wine from bottle
1/2 cup brandy
1/2 cup sweet wine (or 3 TBSP ruby port, 1 TBSP brandy, and 4 TBSP water)
Set aside.  Meanwhile, caramelize 1/2 cup sugar until deep caramel brown.  When sugar has cooled slightly, at 1/4 cup boiling water and stir over low to medium heat to dissolve caramel.  Combine caramel with wine mixture.  Chill.

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