Homemade Blue Curaçao

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  • ivana tinkle posted 2 years ago

    @jonniepop I have also heard that moonshiners filter through activated charcoal to make the product clear. Don't know how that would affect taste of curacao though...

  • ivana tinkle posted 2 years ago

    @jonniepop Yes, I see your dilemma. We are pretty spoiled here in California with being able to get fruit anytime. So now you have me wondering and experimenting! I had a bottle of peach brew that was orange and I ran it through a coffee filter. On just the first time it was significantly lighter! The paper really absorbed the color. I'm sure a few more times through and it would become clearer (I'm just not that patient). Let me know if it works or if you wait til next winter I can send you some green oranges ;)

  • johnniepop posted 2 years ago

    @ivana tinkle Yes, it normally colours the spirit in orange. The point of this recipe still is to make a blue curacao, and after making few orange ones I'd like successfully make one of the blue type.
    I wonder if they use some type of filtering in order to remove the orange colourants. Unless the the orange oils themselves bring the colour. But in that case in the colourless triple sec (Cointreau, etc.) there wouldn't be any (or at least some) of the oils. So I'm betting on some specific filters that help removing the colour and then it's easy.
    In my country all of the oranges are imported, so I don't have a way to get greener ones - all are ripe on the market. Moreover for my liqueurs I'm always picking (possibly) the ones with the most shiny (hence richer in oils) and not too soft peel.
    Cheers!

  • ivana tinkle posted 2 years ago

    @jonniepop Mine turned out a beautiful orange so I didn't bother to add color. I wonder if you used oranges that were not so ripe, kind of get them between the green and orange stage, you might have more success with the color?

  • johnniepop posted 2 years ago

    I have a question. From my humble experience with oranges and spices infusions (four batches of tweaked curacaos, and several other types of spice infused spirits) I'm under the impression that you can't get a transparent colour. It always turns to some shade of yellowish-orange. Hence adding a blue food colouring can only take you to some beautiful shade of green. Green, but never that fine sapphire blue. So, what gives - what am I missing?

  • ivana tinkle posted 2 years ago

    This is so yummy! Sadly, I only made half a batch. The only "difficult" part was waiting 21 days to drink it :)


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