Saturday, May 9, 2009

Homemade Liqueurs... Orange flavored

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

1/2 lemon

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.

Orange Juice:

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.

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