Homemade Tangerine Liqueur

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 0 mins

These make great gifts as well as a cheaper alternate to purchased liqueurs.


  1. Remove rinds from tangerines and scrape and discard white part from the inside.
  2. Save peeled tangerines for another use.
  3. set rinds on a jelly roll pan and place in a heated 250* oven and turn off heat. Leave in oven for 2 hours.
  4. Open oven door ajar and leave rinds in there overnight.
  5. Combine sugar and water in a saucepan. Heat, stirring constantly until sugar dissolves. Let cool, then stir in 2 cups vodka.
  6. Stir again to dissolve any sugar, add remaining vodka and stir again.
  7. Place dried tangerine rinds in a half gallon jar or glass container that has a screw cap. Pour in sugar, vodka mixture. Shake to mix.
  8. Cap tightly and let stand in a dark place for 4 weeks. Strain through a coffee filter into a sterilized bottle. Seal or cork. Makes 1 quart.
Most Helpful

5 5

Excellent recipe alright! Mine will be ripe in about 10 days, but it already tastes (and smells) great. I dried my tangerine peels(cut into 1/2 in pieces) in the microwave between 2 paper towels and it worked out just fine . Thanks for posting.

5 5

This is an excellent recipe.