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Orange Liqueur or Orange Flavored Vodka

This Orange Liqueur takes a total of about 11 weeks aging, but it's so worth it.  Easy to make, time does all the work. 
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 48
Calories 112kcal
Author Pam

Ingredients

Orange-Flavored Vodka

  • 1 quart inexpensive vodka
  • 4 sweet oranges like navel (organic preferably)

Orange Liqueur

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 4 cups orange-flavored vodka

Instructions

  • To make the orange flavored vodka:
  • Pour the vodka into a clean jar with a tight fitting lid.   Wash the oranges and slice them into 4 to 6 pieces and submerge them in the vodka.  Store in a cool, dark place for 2 weeks, shaking it once a day.
  • Strain the liquid through a fine mesh sieve or a cheesecloth.  Return the vodka to a jar, and put it back in it’s cool, dark place to age for 3 weeks to mature the flavor.
  • To make the Orange Liqueur:
  • Make the simple syrup by combining the sugar and water in a saucepan and heat, stirring, until the sugar dissolves.  Cool completely.
  • Pour the vodka into a jar, start by adding ¾ cup of the simple syrup and taste.  Add more if you want it sweeter, but it will get sweeter as it ages.  Label it, cover tightly and store in a cook dark place for 6 weeks.

Notes

Recipe ages for a total of 11 weeks. 

Nutrition

Calories: 112kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Potassium: 19mg | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 25IU | Vitamin C: 5.8mg | Calcium: 4mg