I'll be honest with you guys. I totally made this recipe because of the name alone. If you're going to make them, make them soon, since I hear the price of wings is going to go up. Didn't think this recipe was all that great at first but then I noticed that they seemed to disappear quite fast. I liked the orange flavor, not sure how much came from the vodka and how much from the marmalade. If you're looking for another way to serve chicken wings I'd give these a try. Just remember you'll have to either have some orange vodka on hand or make the Orange Peel Vodka to use (I say live a little and make the Orange Peel Vodka...there are more recipes coming to use it!). This came from The Vodka Cookbook.HALF-IN-THE-BAG CHICKEN WINGS
12 chicken wings, halved at the joint, rinsed, tips removed
1/2 cup onions, finely chopped
4 tablespoons Orange Peel Vodka or vodka
4 tablespoons orange marmalade
2 tablespoons hot pepper sauce
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
1 tablespoon minced garlic (about 8 cloves)
1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
1/4 tablespoon Dijon mustard
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
Place the wings in a large resealable plastic bag (or plastic container). Add the remaining ingredients, seal the bag and shake to coat the wings.
Refrigerate for at least 6 hours and up to 24 hours - turning the bag occasionally.
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
Drain the chicken wings, reserving the marinade. Place the wings on a broiler pan. Bake for 45-60 minutes, brushing occasionally with the marinade. Stop adding the marinade at least 5 minutes before removing from the oven. Alternatively you could just toss these wings on a hot barbecue grill, turning until cooked through. Makes 24.
If you want to serve the remaining marinade as a dipping sauce, be sure to bring it to a boil in a small saucepan over a high heat for several minutes to ensure it is bacteria-free.
Note: The recipe actually asks for KGB Sauce instead of hot sauce (but does say hot sauce can be used). KGB Sauce is a hot sauce made with vodka and the recipe for that can be found in The Vodka Cookbook.
Note: If you are going to use the Orange Peel Vodka remember that you have to make it several weeks ahead.