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Whole Orange Liqueur


  • 3 sweet oranges, cut into wedges
  • 1/2 lemon
  • 2 whole cloves
  • 3 cups vodka
  • 1 cup sugar syrup (1 c. sugar boiled with 1/2 cup water - discard extra)


  • Place the oranges, lemon, cloves and vodka in a jar (vodka should cover the fruit) and steep 10 days. Strain and filter. Add sugar syrup. Age for 3 to 4 weeks.
  • Optional Flavorings: a pinch or one-fourth teaspoon cinnamon, coriander, whole cloves, or a piece of lemon peel scraped and cut.