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Jar of orange-ish liquid with tag reading orange whiskey.
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Orange Whiskey

Time does most of the work in this subtle orange flavored whiskey! Use it in your favorite whiskey cocktails.
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Steeping Time 14 days
Total Time 14 days 5 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 168kcal

Equipment

  • Mason Jar Pour Spouts
  • Mesh strainer
  • Vegetable peeler

Ingredients

  • 2 oranges organic preferred
  • 1 1/2 cups whiskey

Instructions

  • 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.

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Notes

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. 

Nutrition

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