I’ve been making our own ‘Cointreau’ style liqueur for the past couple of years, and was absolutely sure I had already shared the recipe on here…. but I hadn’t.
So here it is…. and full credit for the recipe must go to the late Paolo Tullio.
It is so simple and easy to make…. all it needs is time.
Ingredients & Equipment:
- Half litre of vodka
- 1 orange
- Wide necked jar – we use a Kilner jar
- 150 g sugar
Pour vodka into your jar. Thread string through the orange. We use a wooden skewer to pierce the orange, then push a straw through the hole, and then thread the string through the straw…. hope this makes sense, but you will probably device your own method.
You may need the assistance of another pair if hands for this part.
Lower the orange into the jar until it is about a centimetre above the vodka…. holding onto your string at both ends. Now close the lid of the jar to secure the string in place.
Put your jar somewhere safe for 21 days.
If you watch you will see that the alcohol evaporates, hits the orange and drops down, thus infusing the alcohol with the orange flavour.
After the 21 days, dissolve 150 grams of sugar in as little water as possible, and add it to your flavoured vodka.
I’ve put it in pretty little bottles as Christmas gifts too.
Or save it and enjoy yourself 🙂