Making Homemade Liqueurs

Tangerine Liqueur

6 Tangerines
2 cups vodka or brandy
½ cup sugar
¾ cup water

Using a swival blade peeler, peel tangerines, scraping off peel only, avoiding the white membrane. Place peels in a jar with the vodka or brandy. Cover tightly and let steep in a cool, dark place for 3 weeks. Shake jar occassionlly.

When steeping period is complete, strain and filter the liquid.

Combine sugar and water in a heavy sauscepan. Bring to a boil over medium heat. Resuce heat and simmer until sugar has completely dissolved, aobut 3 minutes. Remove from heat and let cool to room temperature.

Combine sugar syrup with the filtered liquid. Pour into bottles and cap tightly. Let age at least 1 month.

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