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It’s that crunch time right before christmas…

don’t panic you can make orangecello for a last-minute gift!

you just need two days. Sigh of relife there

Nothing says I love you like a mason jar full of booze… or says party in the shower, party of one. I’m telling you I’m going start a revolution of working ladies that like to take with them in the shower… I have every right to now. Holidays = stressful!

Have you had limoncello before? Oh man, it’s good! If you’ve never had it, it’s a sweet Italian lemon liqueur that comes from the Amalfi coast and it’s abso-fricking delightful. orangecello is his cousin, if you ask me. I love adding it to sparkling water, drizzling it on top of vanilla ice cream, mixing it with cranberry juice or sipping it from a fancy cordial glass. Limoncello is heavenly when served directly from the freezer where it remains cold, syrupy and viscous. Think maple syrup but orangey & boozy?

It lasts up to 3 months in the freezer. The hardest part is giving it away! Now, tell me what are you waiting for! There are people to impress…

Homemade Orangecello

(makes about 64 ounces)

(Recipe adapted from Martha Stewart)

12 oranges

1 liter bottle vodka (good quality)

3 cups sugar

3 cups water

Peel strips of zest from oranges using a vegetable peeler; reserve oranges for another use. Put zest and vodka in an airtight container; let stand at room temperature at least 2 days (or up to 1 week).

Stir together sugar and the water in a large saucepan and heat over medium heat until sugar is dissolved; let cool. Stir sugar mixture into vodka mixture; refrigerate in an airtight container 1 day.

Before serving, pour through a large sieve into a decanter or serving vessel; discard zest. Carefully bottle your orangecello and store freezer in the freezer for up to 3 months.


-Let’s face it, you are going to have 12 oranges without peels on them leftover. If you don’t have immediate plans like…let’s say making orange curd, you should do what I did and squeeze the juice and freeze it!  You could also make some delicious orange juice too!


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