Homemade Tangerine Liqueur

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 0 mins

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

Ingredients Nutrition


  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.