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orange liquor served in small glasses

📋Homemade Orange Liqueur Curacao Style

This homemade orange liqueur is very similar to limoncello, it can be served cold at the end of a meal or used in recipes or cocktails that call for Curacao, Triple Sec or Cointreau. 
Course Drinks
Cuisine Italian
Keyword curacao, orange liquor, triplesec
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 2 minutes
Total Time 22 minutes
Servings 4 wine bottles
Calories 5855kcal



  • Peel the oranges very thinly trying to avoid the pith of the orange
    10 to 12 orange peels
  • In a 1 gal - 3 lt bottle with a large bottleneck insert the orange zest, the cinnamon and the cloves and pour in the alcohol
    1 tsp cinnamon, 7 cloves, 4 cups 95% alcohol or vodka
  • Let it rest for 10 days, shaking it every second day

Make the syrup

  • Dissolve the sugar in the water by boiling it
    2 lb caster sugar, 4 cups fresh water
  • Let it cool down completely
  • Filter the alcohol, discharge the orange peels 
  • Put the alcohol back in the 1 gal - 3 lt bottle after you rinced off the residuals
  • Add the cold syrup
  • Shake well
  • Let it rest for another 10 days before transferring it into bottles
  • Use fancy bottles for gifts
  • Serve cold or use it for recipes or cocktails that call for Curacao, Triple Sec or Cointreau



  • Use bitter orange peels to give a nice contrast with the sugar and a depth of flavour
  • Let it rest for 10 days each time, no more is necessary
  • Keep in a dry dark place, it will last for years
  • Put it in a fancy bottle to give as a gift to friends
  • Add on the label a link to Elain's cocktail recipes:
    • https://dishesdelish.com/lemon-drop-martini-cocktail/
    • https://dishesdelish.com/awesome-ruby-red-grapefruit-cosmopolitan-cocktail/
    • https://dishesdelish.com/ultimate-cadillac-margarita/


Calories: 5855kcal | Carbohydrates: 940g | Protein: 1g | Sodium: 76mg | Potassium: 254mg | Fiber: 14g | Sugar: 905g | Vitamin A: 505IU | Vitamin C: 163.2mg | Calcium: 249mg | Iron: 1.6mg