Getting ready for Christmas at Linderhof this year
Is preparing food and drink for the holiday season
The fruitcake is here and aging
(made not by me but by monks in Ava, Missouri)
The Dundee cakes have been made
(by me -- not my the monks)
and are aging in the freezer
And so it's time to turn our thoughts to
sips for the Holidays
The French have their Liqueur 44
The Swedes have
"Beba's 40/40 Sherry"
Not sherry at all but Vodka, orange, coffee, sugar and a vanilla bean
All put together, put in a dark place
(and shaken once a day)
For 40 days and 40 nights.
Beba is the mother of a Swedish friend of ours
Who lived in our little town on the prairie
He shared the recipe for his mother's "Sherry"
It's easy to do and makes for a great Christmas Eve sip
Bebas 40/40 "Sherry"
750 bottle of vodka
40 sugar cubes
40 coffee beans
1 orange with 40 holes
1 vanilla bean
Put coffee beans in the orange holes. Put vodka in a glass jar, add sugar, coffee bean studded orange and vanilla. Let it stand for 40 days. Shake the container from time to time so the sugar will melt. After 40 days, filter and bottle the brew.