Cookbook:Boilo (Hot Spiced Citrus Whiskey)
|Boilo (Hot Spiced Citrus Whiskey)|
|Yield||24 ounces (710 ml)|
Boilo is a traditional Yuletide drink of the north-eastern United States, specifically Pennsylvania. It is a type of whiskey-based liqueur made with oranges, lemons, sugar and various different spices such as cinnamon. Recipes vary and may include nutmeg, cloves, caraway seed and aniseed.
Ingredients[edit | edit source]
- 2 medium-large oranges
- 2 lemons
- 1 small box (about 1½ oz / 40 g) raisins
- 8 oz (220 g) honey
- 12 oz (355 ml) whiskey or more to taste
- ½–1 teaspoon each of any or all of these spices: cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, caraway seed, aniseed
Procedure[edit | edit source]
- Peel the oranges and lemons. Cut up the fruit and squeeze them into a crock pot. A garlic press or potato-ricer works, or some kind of juicer or fruit squeezer. Put the remaining fruit pulp into the crock pot as well.
- Add the raisins, honey, and spices. Stir. Do not add whiskey yet!
- Start the crock pot, and let the mixture cook for about 2–4 hours. Stir occasionally. It's complete when the fruit pulp gets cooked down.
- Strain into a pitcher. Mash down the fruit in the strainer to get all the liquid.
- Add the whiskey to the pitcher and stir. If you cook the whiskey, even for a short time, the alcohol will start to evaporate. Taste, and add more whiskey to your liking.
- Serve hot in shot glasses, espresso cups, or coffee mugs. After the first round, each individual serving can be reheated in the microwave.
Notes, tips, and variations[edit | edit source]
- Use a whiskey that is at least 80 proof (40% alcohol).