Orange Liqueur

Orange Liqueur


4 cups Bacardi golden rum
4 cups Bacardi 151
6 large oranges peeled and squeezed
3 cups water
3 cups sugar

Other needs

  • Four clean quart mason jars with lids.


  1. Zest the oranges. You’re trying to get just the zest without very much pith.
  2. Peel the oranges and separate the peels into four sterilized quart mason jars.
  3. Squeeze the oranges and strain the juice to remove pulp.
  4. Boil water and sugar into gomme in a 2 qt pot. Hint: it clears up when it’s ready.
  5. Add orange juice and the zest to the gomme and separate into the jars and allow to cool completely. You’ll probably have about a pint in each of the jars.
  6. At this point pour rum in equal amounts to orange mixture. 2 parts orange mixture, 1 part golden rum, 1 part 151. I think that math works out to around 60 proof.
  7. Close up the jars and store in a dark place for 2 months, until it’s cleared.
  8. After 2 months, strain mixture through a cheesecloth, then a coffee filter and bottle in sanitized bottles.