No-heat Orange Syrup

Use in cocktails, over ice-cream or yogurt, on pancakes.


  • 1 1/2 cups / 6 1/2 oz / 185g orange peel (from ~10 oranges)
  • 370 g sugar
  • 2/3 cup freshly squeezed orange juice


  1. Place the orange peel (no pith!) and sugar in a medium bowl. 

  2. Massage aggressively with clean hands for 5-10 minutes. Until sugar and citrus begin to meld and the peels begin to release their essential oils. 

  3. Cover and place in the refrigerator for 24 hours. Stir in orange juice, re-cover, and refrigerate for another 12 hours or so, stirring whenever you remember. Strain syrup into container, pressing on the solids to get every last drop. Chop and save the peel solids for use in baked goods like biscotti, muffins, granola, shortbread, cakes, and the like.

Prep Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour
Serves 16


Makes about a cup.