A Curacao Liquor is easily made on a boat :-
1 large mouth jar around 75cl (750ml)
75cl Vodka or white Rum
1 large 'Valencia' or a 'Navel' Orange
sufficient sugar to taste
Fill the jar almost full with spirit
Jam the orange tightly into the jar so that 50% of the orange is immersed in the spirit.
then after 3/4days
remove the orange and turn it around and re-immerse the other half for another 3/4 days.
Then remove the orange and close the jar and refrigerate.
How Curacao of Curacao is Made
The Valencia oranges placed upon the island of Curacao have become what the locals call "Laraha" oranges. These oranges are the basis for the liqueur, which is made according to the following process:
1. Once harvested, Laraha oranges are delicately cut into four slices by a wooden knife and left to dry on a metal plate in the hot island sun.
2. The peels are left to dry for five days and cannot be allowed to gather any moisture.
3. Once the drying procedure is completed, the dried peels are placed in what are called "jute" bags and put into the still with water and fermented alcohol for four days.
4. At the end of the four days, secret ingredients (the local spices) are added to the product in the still.
5. Another two days pass before the clear Curacao liqueur is the result.
6. Coloring is then added to make it the various colors that now dominate the Curacao market.
Although Curacao was originally a clear drink, it is now made in different colors, most popularly blue, green and orange. No matter the color, they all have the same taste.
Original Curacao Liqueur (n.d.). The Authentic Curacao Liqueur. Retrieved April 29, 2008, from the Original Curacao Liqueur Web site: http://www.curacaoliqueur.com/