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Sunday, June 20, 2021
This Portuguese orange liqueur (licor de laranja) brings back many memories of when I was younger living in the Azores Islands.
Preparation time:
15 min
Cooking Time:
15 min
Ready In:
30 min
Level of Difficulty:
Very Easy

Portuguese Orange Liqueur Recipe

Portuguese Orange Liqueur Recipe

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Sat, Aug 18, 2018, 12:17
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1 liter of aguardente (moonshine)6 medium sized oranges1 liter of water6 cups of sugar
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    1. In a wide-mouth bottle, place the oranges in it (broken into pieces and previously washed).
    2. Cover the oranges with the 1 liter of aguardente.
    3. Leave in a place away from sunlight for 2 months.
    4. At the end of the 2 months, strain the aguardente using a coffee filter, leave the oranges inside the bottle and set the aguardente aside.
    5. Place the liter of water inside the bottle with the oranges and shake very well.
    6. Using a thin mesh filter, strain the water into a pan, add the sugar and bring to a boil.
    7. Once it cools down, mix the water with the aguardente, stir every well and place it in a big enough bottle.
    8. Enjoy.
    Recipe & Photo Credit: receitasdeportugal.com


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