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HOMEMADE ORANGECELLO and Orange Vodka Recipes

HOMEMADE ORANGECELLO
(and Orange Vodka!) Recipes

INGREDIENTS
20 Clementine Oranges
1 750 Ml. Bottle of Vodka
2 C. Water
1 C. Sugar

TOOLS
2 Qt. Infusion Bottle with Lid
Metal Strainer
Cheesecloth
Saucepan
Wooden Spoon   
   
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DIRECTIONS
Zest all the Clementine oranges. Save the fruit for later recipes.
Add your Clementine zest to your infusion bottle.
Pour the vodka over the zest.
Allow this to infuse for a week.

After the week of infusion:
Strain out all the clementine zest using your metal strainer lined with cheesecloth.
Clean out the infusion bottle, dry.
Pour the clementine vodka back into the infusion bottle and recap.
Make a simple syrup by combining the water and sugar over medium heat: Bring both to a boil, reduce heat and simmer until the sugar has completely dissolved.
Allow to cool.
Pour this into your vodka/clementine infusion.
Replace the lid and allow this to infuse for another week minimum. You can let this infuse for up to a month.
After the final infusion, pour into your decorative bottle, label and enjoy!

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MORE ORANGCELLO TIPS
  • Yes, you can use any type of orange you want.
  • This recipe is fabulous using blood oranges! You won't need as many of normal sized oranges as you do of the Clementines either, maybe 10 or so medium oranges or 8 large ones.
  • You can make Orange Vodka using these same steps, simply stop the procedure before making and adding the simple syrup and go directly to straining, then pouring the Orange Vodka in your decorative bottle!
  • You can put slices of orange in the mix as well but I have found the slices add some bitterness from the pith so I stick to just the zest. The zest contains all the flavorful oils which also infuses quicker.
  • You can reduce your Orangecello by slowing heating in a saucepan and use as a sauce! Just remember to use caution until the alcohol has burned off.

ORANGECELLO RECIPE VARIATIONS:
  • Try adding some complementary fresh herbs or spices.
  • Use honey instead of simple syrup.
  • Use a combination of different oranges.
  • Combine with other citrus fruits like grapefruit and lemon.



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