Homemade Orangecello

An easy big flavored homemade boozy drink!  Orangecello...Limoncello's cousin :).

Course Booze!, holiday, homemade gifts
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 25 ounces
63 kcal


  • 7 medium navel oranges
  • 1 bottle vodka 750ml
  • 2 1/2 cups water
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar


  1. Using a vegetable peeler, remove the peel from the oranges in long strips (reserve the oranges for another use). Using a small sharp knife, trim away the white pith from the orange peels; discard the pith. Put the orange peels in a 2-quart pitcher or large glass bowl. Pour the vodka over the peels and cover with plastic wrap. Steep the orange peels in the vodka for a minimum of one week at room temp. (the longer the better!) Give the jar a shake every few days.
  2. After your vodka has reached it's preferred oranginess....In a medium saucepan, combine the water and sugar over medium heat. Bring to a boil, reduce the heat, and simmer for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the sugar has dissolved. Remove the pan from the heat and allow the syrup to cool, about 20 minutes. Pour the syrup over the vodka mixture. (use as much or as little simple syrup as you like) Cover and let stand at room temperature overnight. Strain the orangecello through a mesh strainer. Discard the peels. Transfer the orangecello to bottles. Seal the bottles and refrigerate until cold, at least 4 hours and up to 1 month.

Recipe Notes

This makes about 6-9 cups of Orangcello depending on how much simple syrup you add.

Nutrition Facts
Homemade Orangecello
Amount Per Serving
Calories 63
% Daily Value*
Sodium 1mg0%
Potassium 66mg2%
Carbohydrates 16g5%
Sugar 15g17%
Vitamin A 85IU2%
Vitamin C 19.6mg24%
Calcium 15mg2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.