With Channukah rapidly approaching, I needed to take quick measures to ensure that I would have something to mix with my tequila. Thus, an orange liqueur recipe was born. This is a dry liqueur, more similar to cointreau than a sweet triple sec. If you want sweetness, just add a more concentrated sugar syrup.
While partially born out of desperation, this stuff ain’t half bad. I ended up having to add more sugar then I expected, so I probably had taken out a bit too much of the pith with the zest. Either way, it makes for a great margarita!
2 cups gin – new amsterdam
1 cup of vodka- sobieski
3.75 tbsp of orange zest -valencia
5 juniper berries
5 cloves (I will probably cut down on cloves next time)I let this sit for 2 weeks.
This gave me 600 ml of product, which smelled amazing.
I strained this and filtered it thru a coffee filter and added 200 ml of sugar syrup (1 to 1 sugar to water). If mls are not your thing, eyeball your orange extract and have a ratio 3 to 1, orange to sugar.
I let that sit for to more weeks and tasted it again. It was still slightly bitter, but I ran it thru the filter one more time and it came out fantastic.