Orange-Vanilla Liqueur

“Doesn't exactly taste like creamsicles, but similar--the vanilla does soften the bite of the orange somewhat in that direction. To drink in liqueur glasses or pour over ice cream, angelfood cake, etc. Makes a delightful gift. Be sure to use vanilla extract, not imitation vanilla flavoring; the same goes for the orange extract. Times listed do not include 2 weeks for the liqueur to sit and infuse.”
3 cups

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Pare the peel from each orange in a spiral, producing a 1-inch-wide strip; try to get mostly the orange zest and leave most of the white membrane on the fruit.
  2. Put the peels in a saucepan with the 1 cup water plus the corn syrups and sugar.
  3. Bring to a boil and let boil, stirring constantly, 8-10 minutes.
  4. Remove from the heat and add the extracts.
  5. Let cool to room temperature and add the vodka.
  6. Pour into a jar or bottle with a tight fitting lid and let stand at least 2 weeks.

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