Orange Liqueur

Preparation info
  • Makes about

    1 quart

    • Difficulty


Appears in
Better Than Store-Bought: Authoritative recipes that most people never knew they could make at home

By Helen Witty and Elizabeth Schneider

Published 1979

  • About

After the orange peel has flavored this cordial, don’t throw it away. Save it in ajar in the refrigerator for adding to mixed drinks, or shred it into sauces calling for orange peel.


  • 6 medium oranges
  • 1 teaspoon coriander seeds, bruised
  • 3 cups


  1. Strip the thin outer rind or zest (no white pith should adhere) from the oranges, using a swivel-bladed peeler. Spread the strips of rind on a cake rack and let them dry completely. Dry until almost crisp, which will take 12 to 36 hours, depending on the humidity.
  2. Combine the dried zest and the coriander seeds with the vodka in ajar, then cap and let steep for