Spiced Arancello recipe

Arancello is an Italian orange liqueur very similar to limoncello. Served chilled after dinner in a small glass, a refreshing, sweet liqueur with a pleasant orange flavor.

Makes 2.25 Litres

1 Litre Neutral spirit 80%-95%
8 Oranges
1 cinnamon stick
2-3 cardamom pods
1 vanilla pod
1kg Sugar
1 Litre Water

Additional Equipment:
4ltr jar with tight-fitting lid
kitchen strainer
Filter wool

1. Using a potato peeler remove the rind from the oranges – avoid any pith. Put the zest, spices, vanilla pod and the neutral spirit into a jar with lid for 7-10 days.
2. When the orange/spice mixture is ready, dissolve 1 kg sugar in 1 Litre of water, heating the water will help to dissolve the sugar. Once dissolved pour half into a 1.125 litre bottle and the remaining half into another
1.125 litre bottle.
3. Strain the orange rinds from the spirit using a fine mesh kitchen strainer, then using a large funnel, pack a little bit of filter wool into the funnel stem and refilter into the bottles with the sugar mixture. Mix well.