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Taboo Liqueur

This is reminiscent of Forbidden Fruits Liqueur.


  • Thin peel from 1 orange (orange part only)
  • Thin peel from 1 lemon (yellow part only)
  • 1 cup freshly squeezed grapefruit juice (about 2 grapefruits)
  • 1 cup freshly squeezed orange juice (2 to 3 oranges)
  • 1/4 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice (1 lemon)
  • 2 1/4 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 (4-inch) piece vanilla bean, split
  • 1 cup brandy
  • 1 cup vodka


  1. Thinly peel peel from orange and lemon; chop and set aside.
  2. In a medium saucepan, combine grapefruit, orange and lemon juice, chopped peel, sugar and vanilla bean. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, stirring frequently for 10 to 12 minutes. Cool to lukewarm.
  3. Pour cooled mixture into aging container; add brandy and vodka.
  4. Allow liqueur to age for 3 weeks, then strain several times using successively finer strainers, or fine cloth. For maximum clarity, let liqueur stand for several days between straining.
  5. Pour liqueur into bottles and cap well.

Source: Classic Liqueurs by Cheryl Long and Heather Kibbey

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