Looking for a homemade Christmas gift? Make this orange liqueur from Cross Country Cookery. It’s sure to please many people, and is ready in only two weeks. The recipe makes two pints.
- 3 large navel oranges
- 3 cup vodka
- 1 1/2 cup superfine granulated sugar
Pare very thinly the bright colored rind from the orange -- No White. Blot peel on paper towel to remove excess oil.
Put peel in 4 cup screw top jar. Add 2 cups vodka. Mix. Close jar. Store in cool, dark place for 2 days, or until vodka has absorbed the flavor and color of peel.
Remove peel. Add sugar. Shake vigorously till sugar dissolves. Add remaining 1 cup vodka and stir until liquid becomes clear. Close jar. Store in cool, dark place at least 2 weeks to age.