making contreau

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making contreau

Postby 6250 » Sunday Nov 29, 2009 12:19 pm

g'day guys,
any suggestions on how to make something as close as possible to cointreau?
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Re: making contreau

Postby Bum » Sunday Nov 29, 2009 5:35 pm

All I can offer is that it uses sweet and bitter orange peel and beet sugar. It is basically a very high alc version of a triple sec. Hope this helps in some way.
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Re: making contreau

Postby lethaldog » Sunday Nov 29, 2009 6:20 pm

I knew a guy from south africa that used to infuse oranges in clean spirit, i think it was pretty much what you are looking for but i dont drink it myself so im not that greay a judge!!
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Re: making contreau

Postby DavidP » Tuesday Dec 08, 2009 6:28 am

just yesterday I made an orange alcohol.
6litres of 40% neutral spirit
Skin of 12 oranges
juice of 8 oranges

Threw it all in the still and and distilled as normal.
Very very nice! awesome orange flavour.
I only watered it down to 45% in the end because at about 40% it was going cloudy. I assume thats the oils from the skin.
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