Curacao Liqueur
Author: Chief Mixologist
With its strong orange flavor and a hint of spice, Curacao has become a standard in bars around the world.
  • 3 Tablespoons bitter orange peel
  • 1 dozen Valencia or Navel oranges
  • 2 2/3 Cups 80 proof vodka
  • 1 1/3 Cups water
  • 2 Cups white sugar
  • 12 whole cloves
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons whole corriander seeds
  1. Peel oranges. Section and cut each section into halves.
  2. Put into the mixing jar along with the bitter orange peel, cloves, coriander and cinnamon. Add sugar, vodka, and water.
  3. Shake vigorously until the sugar is dissolved. Leave to infuse for 5 weeks.
  4. Strain and leave to clear. Be patient because this takes longer than most liqueurs.
  5. When clear, decant off clear liqueur and bottle.
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