Arancello - Sicilian Blood Orange Liquor

Arancello - Sicilian Blood Orange Liquor
homemade liquors

arancello

homemade liquors

A new spin on the classic limoncello is arancello, use Sicilian blood oranges instead of lemons from Positano for a lovely liquor with a bold bright flavor. A no-fail recipe (orange rinds, grain alcohol, sugar & water) means it's a perfect introduction to making homemade liqueurs! I can't cook to save my life, but I have become a pro at infusing liquors from limoncello to nocino (walnut & vanilla), visciolino (wild cherry), prugnolino (wild plum/sloe) & now arancello.

Bottle, freeze & serve for a refreshing digestivo (after dinner drink) any time of year.
 

50
Servings
110
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 1/2  Liter  pure grain alcohol (you can also use grappa, vodka or everclear)
  • organic Sicilian blood oranges, skins (careful not to skin the orange too deep - you don't want the white pith)
  • 1/2  Kilogram  sugar
  • 1  Liter  water

Directions

In a large jar with a lid, soak the orange-rind peels in the alcohol and leave in a cool dark place for about 14 days.
After it has sat for 14 days or so, filter the rinds from the alcohol. Boil the water & sugar, making a simple syrup, stirring to dissolve all the sugar in the water. Then add the orange flavored alcohol. Bottle.
I make about 10 liters of this liquor so I place 1 bottle in the freezer ready to serve and the rest in a cool dark place. Arancello, like limoncello will last a year or more in proper storage.
If the alochol is too strong of a flavor, it is also nice to serve it with a drop of heavy cream or dollop of whipped cream atop - then it is referred to as Crema di Arancello.
 

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
5g
7%
Sugar
4g
4%
Saturated Fat
2g
8%
Carbohydrate, by difference
16g
12%
Protein
1g
2%
Vitamin A, RAE
26µg
4%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
1µg
1%
Calcium, Ca
18mg
2%
Choline, total
2mg
0%
Fiber, total dietary
2g
8%
Folate, total
21µg
5%
Iron, Fe
2mg
11%
Magnesium, Mg
7mg
2%
Niacin
1mg
7%
Phosphorus, P
27mg
4%
Selenium, Se
2µg
4%
Sodium, Na
53mg
4%
Water
17g
1%

Blood Orange Shopping Tip

Buying fruits in season when they are at the peak of their freshness make for great tasting food and can save you money.

Blood Orange Cooking Tip

Don’t throw out your overripe fruit – instead blend into a smoothie or salad dressing, add to muffin batter, bake into a cobbler, or boil down with sugar and a little lemon juice to make jam.