Spiced Citrus Syrup • D'r Gwìrzzitrüsfruchtasirup · Sirop aux agrumes épicés · Przyprawiony syrop cytrusowy
My family and I would often go to a number of #Italian supermarkets while I was growing up in #Toronto #Canada. It was there we would pick-up a fresh ciabatta, some cannoli, or a nice panino. But it was the beverages that drew my attention the most.
It was at those supermarkets where I had my first sip of Orangina—a #pop (#soda/#softdrink) of #French Algerian origins with #orange and other #citrus juices and orange pulp). But my all-time favourite was any pop flavoured with #chinotto—a sour-bitter flavoured orange grown in #Italy and other parts of the Mediterranean.
There were only two brands sold at the supermarket: San Pellegrino and Brio—the former being a well known #European brand and the latter, as I found out many years later, is #Canadian. .
When I moved to #Europe (#Warsaw #Poland, then #Paris #France), I found that Orangina was sold in abundance, but chinotto-flavoured pop was nowhere to be found. (Sidenote: I was a bit surprised to find out that many of my #Parisian #American friends had never heard of Orangina prior to arriving in Paris).
Anyways, it's been a while since I've had Chinotto, and I simply wanted something less sugary, so I decided to make an approximation of my own: Slice a mix of citrus fruits (#lime, #grapefruit, #lemon, orange—the more sour and bitter, the better) and lay them on a lined baking sheet with some #spices (#cinnamon, coriander seeds, nutmeg, cardamom pods, star anise and aniseeds, black pepper, allspice, juniper berries, etc). Bake at 350°F/175°C until fruit sugars begin to caramelise and the fruits and spices are fragrant. Place into a jar and cover with simple syrup. Add to a glass with sparkling water to serve. E Güater ùn G'sundheit !
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