Quarante Quatre

The French version of the Madagascan cocktail, The 44 Cordial, the Quarante Quatre is clove and orange infused rum that has “brewed” for no less than 44 days.

1 Navel orange
1 liter white rum
44 teaspoons Sugar (optional)
44 cloves


  1. Take a Navel orange and deeply pierce it with a paring knife 44 times.
  2. Stuff 44 cloves into the slits.
  3. Place the orange in a large widemouthed jar (that has a tight seal)
  4. Add one liter of white rum.
  5. Add 44 teaspoons of sugar.
  6. Seal and store in a cool dark place for 44 days.

Well… will be happy to make it… wanna make it this Sunday itself…