Time does most of the work in this subtle orange flavored whiskey! Use it in your favorite whiskey cocktails.
Mason Jar Pour Spouts
- 2 oranges organic preferred
- 1 1/2 cups whiskey
Peel the zest off of the oranges, trying not get any of the white part (the pith.)
Place the zest in a mason jar and pour over the whiskey.
Put a lid on it and store it in a cool, dark place, shaking it occasionally.
Begin tasting at 1 week until desired strength is reached.
Strain out the peels and store the whiskey in a jar or bottle (see notes for optional step.)
Will keep indefinitely, but for best flavor use within a year.
If you want a stronger orange flavor, either add more zest or let it age longer.
Optional - make a simple syrup of 1/2 cup of sugar and 1/4 cup of water, heating over low heat until the sugar dissolves. You can add this to the whiskey after straining out the peels. This makes for a sweeter whiskey and I chose not to do this.
Calories: 168kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Potassium: 80mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 98IU | Vitamin C: 23mg | Calcium: 17mg | Iron: 1mg