orange curaçao

Orange Curaçao traditionally is made from the peels of the bitter oranges from the island Curaçao. Orange Curaçao can be colored orange, blue or left clear (white). All of these taste the same, but provide a different visual effect to the resultant drink.

Orange Curaçao is similar to Triple Sec in that it is a sweet orange flavored liqueur, but where Triple Sec is normally made with a neutral grain spirit base, Orange Curaçao is usually made with a brandy base. In a pinch however you can substitute one for the other.

Grand Marnier is a "top shelf" Orange Curaçao.

The following recipes on this site use orange curaçao:

Añejo Highball
rum, orange curaçao, lime juice, Angostura Bitters, ginger beer,
Apricot Lady
rum, apricot brandy, lemon juice, orange curaçao, egg white,
Canton
rum, maraschino liqueur, orange curaçao, grenadine,
Chas
bourbon whiskey, amaretto, Benedictine, Cointreau, orange curaçao,
Country Gentleman
calvados, orange curaçao, lemon juice, simple syrup,
East India House
brandy, pineapple syrup, maraschino liqueur, orange curaçao, Angostura Bitters,
Eye Opener
rum, orange curaçao, apricot brandy, grenadine, egg yolk,
Hakam
gin, sweet vermouth, orange curaçao, orange bitters,
Hula Hula
orange juice, orange curaçao, gin,
Mai Tai
rum, rum, lime juice, orange curaçao, orgeat,
Martini (circa. 1888)
Old Tom gin, sweet vermouth, simple syrup, Boker's bitters, orange curaçao,
Morning Cocktail
brandy, dry vermouth, orange curaçao, maraschino liqueur, orange bitters, absinthe,
Park Avenue
gin, pineapple juice, sweet vermouth, orange curaçao,
Pegu Club
gin, orange curaçao, lime juice, Angostura Bitters, orange bitters,
Ritz Bijou
gin, dry vermouth, orange curaçao, orange bitters,
Young Man
brandy, sweet vermouth, orange curaçao, Angostura Bitters,