Fruit Liqueur

Fruit Liqueur

Fruit Liqueur
It's a citrus lover's delight. Lemon... orange... grapefruit... We've got the all the tropical tastes blended together in one stupendous liqueur libation. Go slow on this strong and succulent drink.
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Ingredients
  • Thin peel from 1 orange, orange part only
  • Thin peel from 1 lemon, yellow part only
  • 1 cup freshly squeezed grapefruit juice
  • 1 cup freshly squeezed orange juice
  • 1/4 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 2 1/4 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 (4-inch) piece vanilla bean, split
  • 1 cup brandy
  • 1 cup vodka

  • Methods/steps
    1. Thinly peel from orange and lemon; chop and set aside.
    2. In a medium saucepan, combine grapefruit, orange and lemon juice, chopped peel, sugar and vanilla bean. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, stirring frequently for 10 to 12 minutes. Cool to lukewarm.
    3. Pour cooled mixture into aging container; add brandy and vodka. Allow liqueur to age for 3 weeks, then strain several times using successively finer strainers, or fine clothe. For maximum clarity, let liqueur stand for several days between straining. Pour liqueur into bottles and cap well.

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