Curacao has become the generic term for orange liqueur.
Triple Sec is a blend of oranges & cloves.
The general procedure for Orange Liqueur is as follows:
1: prepare the Fruit, flavoring & add alcohol base.
2: Steep 2-3 weeks. Turn & shake gently every few days during this time.
3: Strain & filter
4: Add sugar surup (from yesterday's blog)
5: Let Mature
Whole Oranges (or tangerines):
3 whole sweet oranges, cut into wedges
2 whole cloves
3 cups vodka
1 cup sugar syrup.
Place oranges, lemon, cloves & vodka in a jar (vodka should cover fruit) and steep 10 days. Strain & filter. Add sugar syup & let mature 3-4 weeks.
Label with custom label & write date on it.
4 1/2 cups freshly squeezed orange juice.
Scraped & sliced peel of 1 orange
1 1/2 cups vodka or 1/2 vodka & 1/2 brandy
1 cup Sugar syrup
Combine juice, peel & alcohol. Steep 4 weeks, Strain, filter & add syrup.
Serve straight up, over ice, add to OJ or Iced Tea.