Last Updated : Dec 22,2020
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What is curacao?
Off the Venezuelan coast lies Curaçao, a tiny island from which the liquor of the same name originates. The dried peel of the locally known citrus fruit laraha, similar looking to the more widely grown orange is what flavours this liquor. Unlike the sweet tangy flavours of an orange, laraha is bitter and inedible. But the peel of the fruit when dried under the sun releases etheric oils with an extraordinary pleasing fragrance, making it an ideal flavouring agent for this liquor. By nature this is a naturally colourless liquid but when sold commercially as per the flavour it is artificially coloured.
How to select curacao
• While artificially flavoured Curaçao is available under many brands. Senior and Co. sells authentic, genuine Curaçao liquor.
• The original liquor is clear in colour and is also available in four other colours like, blue, red, orange and green.
• The taste of the coloured options are exactly the same, but are most useful when making cocktails as they add a dash of colour to liven up a drink.
Culinary Uses of curacao
• Curaçao is mixed mainly to confer colour to cocktails and other mocktails.
• Kofi Korsow (means Curaçao Coffee) is coffee flavoured liquor made by blending coffee and Curaçao.
• The original rum raisin is made by blending raisins soaked in rum, original Curaçao liquor and chocolate.
How to store curacao
• Curaçao should be bottle-tight and stored under refrigerated conditions.
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