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Course: Drinks

AB's Orange Liqueur

ACTIVE TIME: 5 minutes
TOTAL TIME: 1 hour 15 minutes
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  • 2 cups vodka
  • 1/2 cup brandy
  • peel of 5 oranges, with as little pith as possible
  • 1/4 cup + 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon dried bitter orange peel

Specialized Hardware

Immersion circulator rig with a bath that can hold at least 5 gallons
Heavy-duty dishwashing gloves for removal (optional but nice)
ACTIVE TIME: 5 minutes
TOTAL TIME: 1 hour 15 minutes


  • Assemble your immersion circulator, setting the water to 160℉.
  • Put all the ingredients in a heavy-duty zip-top freezer bag and seal, removing as much air as possible.
  • When the bath hits 160℉, add the bag and cook for 1 hour.
  • When the cook time is almost up, fill a large bowl with ice and water. Carefully extract the bag from the bath and submerge it in the ice bath to cool for 10 minutes.
  • Once cool, strain the liqueur and store in a glass jar in the refrigerator for up to 6 months.
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