Orange liqueur is so easy to make at home. You’ll just need three ingredients: vodka, orange peels and sugar. You can use homemade orange liqueur in cocktails or desserts to replace orange-flavored liqueurs: such as Curacao, Arancello, Grand Marnier, Cointreau and Triple sec.
- 9 oranges, washed and dried
- 750ml vodka – you can also use rum or brandy
- 3 cups sugar
- 3 cups water
Peel the oranges. Put the orange peels into a large glass jar. Pour vodka over the orange peels and close the jar with a lid. Let stand at room temperature for 1 week to 1 month.
Remove the orange peels. Bring sugar and water to a boil. Simmer till the sugar is dissolved. As soon as the syrup has cooled, pour it into the orange-flavored vodka. And the homemade orange liqueur is ready for use.
Here you can find more citrus liqueur recipes, even some Victorian recipes.