Überwald Elixir

Überwald Elixir

This post barely needs a recipe, but at recent brunches, my guests have loved the concoction. It’s a combination of several oranges with the added bonus of vanilla, for a bit of a creamsicle flavour. It’s perfect for mimosas. Due to blood oranges being a part of this potion, I decided to name it after the Discworld home of vampires (and other sorts of monsters and undead), Überwald.

 

Überwald Elixir
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The concoction should ideally chill overnight to allow the vanilla to infuse.
  • 4 to 5 blood oranges
  • one 3-pound sack Cara Cara oranges
  • one sack of juice oranges
  • one vanilla bean
  1. Juice each of the oranges and decant into a pitcher with a lid or a large glass jar (I’m partial to a 1.9 L Mason jar for this).
  2. Using a paring knife, cut down the length of the vanilla bean. With the back of the knife, scrape the seeds out of each side of the bean and add to the jar. Add the vanilla bean to the jar. Stir the mixture, or seal the jar and shake to combine.
  3. Chill at least 2 hours, but ideally overnight. Serve as is, or add some to a champagne flute and top with sparkling wine for a delicious mimosa.

This makes 1 1/2 to 2 litres of juice, depending on how much you can extract from your oranges.