Prep 20 mins
Cook 168 hrs
I picked up a bottle while in Sorrento, never knowing Lemoncello had a cousin! and ejoyed it;) I took a basic Lemoncello recipe and just used oranges. You can use 8 small/medium oranges instead of 6 large if needed. It is also great to bottle up and give out as gifts.
- 6 large oranges
- 1 (750 ml) bottle vodka, use a quality Vodka you will taste the difference
- 3 1⁄2 cups water
- 2 1⁄2 cups sugar
- Use a vegetable peeler and remove the peel from the oranges in long strips. Try not to include too much of the white pith which is bitter. Place the vodka in a container that has a lid and add the orange peels to the vodka. Let the orange peels steep in the vodka for 1 week in the sunlight, or two weeks at room temperature.
- In a saucepan, bring the sugar and water to a boil and stir until the sugar is completely dissolved. Allow the syrup to cool. Strain the liquor and mix with the sugar syrup. Transfer to bottles, and store in the refrigerator or freezer.