Homemade Quince Eau de Vie (Decambrai) Recipe

From a posting to rec.food.cooking by "Decambrai":

Grate or finely chop the two whole quinces, peel and seeds included and place in 2 quart jar. Add vodka and sugar and seal the jar. Shake the jar well, and place in a room temerature place. I keep mine in the pantry off the side of the kitchen. Then, every other day for two weeks, shake the jar well. Then after that, shake the jar once a week for the next month. Then, strain and filter the liquid. This process gets a good quince flavour, and the colour can be a nice sunset shade, depending on the quince. My family has been doing this in France for generations. I use it as a nice after dinner drink, or to use to cook with pork.

Units of measurement (unless stated otherwise)
1 cup = 8 ounces = 236ml
1 quart = 32 ounces = 944ml
1 tbsp (tablespoon) = 1/2 ounce = 15ml
1 fifth = 25.6 ounces = 750ml
1 tsp (teaspoon) = 1/6 ounce = 5ml
1 pint = 16 ounces = 472ml

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