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Orange Liqueur, Beer, Coffee, Wine and a Freebie!

Orange Liqueur, Beer, Coffee, Wine and a Freebie!

I have a lot to write about today. I finished my orange liqueur and have been trying different beers, wine and coffee and I need to share! Also there is a freebie available to you if you subscribe!

Early April I started a batch of homemade orange liqueur. Check it out here! This is part two of that process, so let’s do a recap. I took four oranges and peeled them ever so slightly so I only got the orange and left the white pith behind. Then I added some sugar and mashed the peels and sugar around. I put my peel/sugar mixture into a glass jar, added some vanilla bean, vodka and brandy and let it sit for 20 days. And here we are – and the next step very easy!!!

Orange Liqueur, Part II

– Take the glass jar of peels and mixture, and strain into a bowl, using a colander and discard the orange peels.
– Stir 1 cup of sugar with 2 cups of water in a sauce pan and heat over medium-high heat until the sugar has dissolved. This is a “simple syrup”
 – Let the simple syrup cool completely. While the syrup is cooling, take your strained orange liqueur and strain again through a coffee filter 2 – 3 times, until the orange liqueur is coming through clear. 
– Add the cooled simple syrup to the orange liqueur and mix. Pour mixture into a glass bottle, refrigerate and store for a up to a year! If it lasts that long, that is!!

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Homemade Alcohol? Yes Please!

Homemade Alcohol? Yes Please!

Hey there!

I stumbled across a few simple recipes on homemade alcohol recently and decided to start playing around with making my own liqueurs from distilled booze, like vodka. My first attempt at it was making homemade Limoncello using vodka, sugar and lemons, of course. I used most of it in my Sassy Cassy Sangria.  We tried some of it straight and it was good; really sweet and really lemony (is that a word?), but still drinkable.

My next attempt at homemade alcohol is making orange liqueur, much like Grand Marnier; as well as a coffee liqueur, like Kahlua. This blog post will have the Limoncello and orange liqueur recipes and be broken into parts, since the liqueur needs to sit longer than the Limencello. Today will be part one (putting the ingredients together), then in 20 days I will post the next few steps – which will be adding another few ingredients and some processing. And when I post the next steps of the orange liqueur, I will post the coffee liqueur in the same post! Feel free to subscribe so you will be sure you won’t miss it! 😉

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