Fruit Liqueur

Penny Hall


It's a citrus lover's delight. Lemon... orange... grapefruit... all the tropical tastes blended together in one stupendous liqueur libation. Go slow on this strong and succulent drink.

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10 Min
15 Min


thin peel from 1 orange, orange part only
thin peel from 1 lemon, yellow part only
1 cup freshly squeezed orange juice
1/4 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
2 1/4 cups granulated sugar
1 (4 inch) piece vanilla bean, split
1 cup brandy
1 cup vodka
1/4 cup grapefruit juice


1Thinly peel from orange and lemon; chop and set aside. In a medium saucepan, combine grapefruit, orange and lemon juice, chopped peel, sugar and vanilla bean. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, stirring frequently for 10 to 12 minutes. Cool to lukewarm. Pour cooled mixture into aging container; add brandy and vodka. Allow liqueur to age for 3 weeks, then strain several times using successively finer strainers, or fine clothe. For maximum clarity, let liqueur stand for several days between straining. Pour liqueur into bottles and cap well.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Other Drinks
Other Tag: Quick & Easy