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Homemade Navel Orange Liqueur

October 16, 2017


  • 4 to 5 navel oranges
  • 2 cup raw sugar
  • water
  • 2 cup vodka


  1. Remove the peel of two oranges with a vegetable peeler, taking only the orange part. Try to leave the white pith behind as it’s very bitter.
  2. Add the peel to a clean quart jar.
  3. Juice all the oranges. You should have about 1-1/4 cup of juice or more.
  4. Add enough water to make 1 1/2 cup if you’re short.
  5. Dissolve the sugar in 1/2 cup of juice in a sauce pan over low heat.
  6. Add the remaining orange juice and stir once dissolved.
  7. Bring to a boil then turn down to a simmer for 5 min.
  8. Cool mixture.
  9. Add the cooled syrup to the quart jar with the peel and fill to the top with vodka.
  10. Store in a dark, cool spot for at least a month.
  11. Strain and bottle.

Notes:  Use Orange Liqueur in any recipe calling for Triple Sec or check out my Triple Orange Margarita cocktail.

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