Orange Liqueur / Liquore di Arancia

Makes about 2 quarts


  • 5 Ingredientsmedium naval oranges, washed and dried
  • 1 3/4 cups sugar
  • 1 1/2 quarts vodka
  • 1 Zest oflemon
  • One 6-inch cinnamon stick (or two 3-inch sticks)
  • None
  • 2 allspice berries


  1. DIRECTIONSWith a wooden skewer, poke holes all over each orange. Place the oranges in a clean wide-mouth gallon-size jar and add the sugar and vodka. Cap the jar and shake well to dissolve the sugar. Add all the remaining ingredients and shake the jar again.
  2. Store in a cool place, shaking the jar every few weeks, for at least 8 months or up to 1 year.
  3. When ready to use, pour the liqueur into a cheesecloth-lined strainer set over a deep bowl. Squeeze each whole orange over the strainer. Discard the oranges, cinnamon stick, lemon zest, cloves, and allspice. Pour the liqueur into decorative bottles and cap them.
  4. Note: Substitute 8 lemons for oranges to make lemon liqueur.

This recipe was featured on Season 7 - Episode 703.

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Maria Alicea

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Kevin Beahan

great article …..

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