1/4 cup grated orange rind
1 pint 100 proof vodka
1 cup sugar
2/3 cup maple syrup


Combine the grated orange rind with 1/4 cup vodka in a half-pint jar. Seal it and let it steep over night, shaking occasionally. Pour the sugar and the rest of the vodka (1 3/4 cup) into a large bottle - about 32 ounces. Seal it and shake until the sugar is dissolved and then pour in the maple syrup. Filter the orange extract (first mixture) through a coffee filter. It should be clear. Add a tablespoon of the extract to the vodka-syrup mixture. The orange should hide the maple syrup flavor, but not completely dominate the liqueur.
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