The bright and sensuous flavor of orange abounds in our recipe for homemade Grand Marnier Type Liqueur; a great tradition, but better delight; useful in many ways. This recipe yields a deep brown color. The original was not as we had hoped, but we’ve adjusted to make it quite a good, strong orange liqueur with aromatic flavors.
Grand Marnier Type Liqueur

Grand Marnier Type Liqueur
A brown liqueur with a deep orange flavor, this liqueur is perhaps not as good as our other Grand Marnier or orange liqueurs. When we tried it, somehow, it didn't meet our expectations as much as we tried to improve it.
Recipe type: Liqueurs
Serves: 1 bottle
  • 4 Cups 80 proof vodka
  • 4 oranges, juice and zest
  • 3 Cups white sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon coriander seed
  • 3 ounces imitation brandy flavor
  • brown food dye
  1. Cut or scrape the orange colored part off the orange peel. This is the zest and is quite rich in aromatic essences. Be careful not to get any of the white pith of the peel since it is very bitter.
  2. Squeeze the oranges and strain the juice well. In a mixing jar place the orange juice, zest, vodka and the coriander seed. Cover and leave to infuse for two weeks.
  3. Drain thru a coarse sieve and return to the mixing jar. Discard the residue.
  4. Add the brandy flavor and the sugar.
  5. Shake vigorously until the sugar is dissolved. Leave to clear.
  6. This liqueur is very slow to clear, so be patient. When clear, two weeks or more, decant and add brown food dye previously mixed with a small amount of the liqueur.
  7. This liqueur should be a pale brown color so go very easy with the brown food coloring, lest you end up with a dark brown liqueur.

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