Orange Cordial

Preparation info

  • Yields about

    1 quart

    • Difficulty


Appears in

Bill Neal's Southern Cooking

Bill Neal's Southern Cooking

By Bill Neal

Published 1985

  • About


  • 8 oranges
  • 2 lemons
  • 1 fifth (750 ml) good Bourbon whiskey
  • ⅔ to 1⅓ cups (160 to 315 ml) sugar
  • ½ cup (118 ml) water


    Take the zest from the oranges and lemons with the peeler, leaving no white attached. Put it in a stoneware (or glass) crock and cover with the Bourbon. Cover the container and let sit in a cool, dark place for six weeks. Strain and discard the fruit peel. Boil the sugar and water together until sugar is dissolved. Cool to room temperature. Add to the whiskey, stir well, and bottle. Return to the storage place; serve after 4 more weeks.