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Aranciello has a similar history to limoncello. Although i prefer limoncello I always keep a bottle of arancello in the freezer. Like for limoncello there is something that makes the making of arancello in the States different. As it is not easy to find high percentage alcohol for alimentary use, you have to reply on the best substitute, vodka.

The whole proceeding takes some time, but then you will be satisfied with the results.


One liter vodka, ten organic oranges, 15 spoons sugar, two cups of water, and two dark colored empty bottles


Wash the oranges carefully. Than peel the zest of the oranges. Remember to use just the orange part as the white part gives a bitter taste.  With the help of a fennel put the orange zest with the vodka inside the bottles.

Keep away from light and heat for two weeks. After two weeks take two cups of water and with the help of heat dilute the sugar in it. I use a good organic sugar that has a good taste. Now filter the liquor with a strainer or even if you like with a cloth. Add the water and sugar to it. The difficult part now is that if you wait one more week the arancello will get better. But imagine friends and family being impatient to taste it.

To enjoy the arancello it has to come out of the freezer. Should the arancello freeze it might mean that you added to much water.

 I also put the glasses in the freezer to give a more refreshing feeling. I mainly consider arancello a summer drink.  It brings back good memories to me sipping it under the Roman sky on the balcony after a good dinner with fresh fish.

Like other Italian Liquors it can be used for a lot of different recipes, also good on ice cream and for preparing cocktails.

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