Limoncello is a great thing, but in this house…we like orangecello. Tastes great, super easy to make and great as a gift.
I started with a Giada De Laurentiis recipe but tweaked a little. I steeped the orange peels longer in the vodka (a week vs. 4 days) and let the orange peels, vodka and simple syrup combine for longer (2 days vs. overnight). I was going for the most colorful liquid I could get.
Hints/things I learned:
- Navel oranges really are the best. I tried another variety and the orange wasn’t as strong.
- A good peeler makes a world of difference. I used one with a low profile, so the pith wasn’t an issue.
- I don’t think the price point of vodka is important. I used a mid-level Polish vodka.
- If you like the flavor profile of chocolate and orange, a couple of tablespoons into the creme of a tiramisu recipe is beyond yummy!
Serve very cold and remind people to sip so they get the full orange taste. Enjoy!