BUTTERSCOTCH LIQUEUR – 1 Quart - INGREDIENTS: 1 cup sugar 1 cup water, 1/2 cup brandy, 1 cup 100 proof vodka, 1/2 teaspoon butterscotch flavored extract DIRECTIONS: Bring sugar and water to boil in a saucepan over medium-high heat stirring constantly. When the sugar water mixture turns clear, remove from heat. Cool to room temp. Add brandy, vodka, and extract. Pour the mixture into a 1 quart container and cover. Set aside for at least 30 days. Shake the bottle each day. Keep tightly closed.
Orangecello Orange Liqueur - Note: Everclear is 190 proof (95% alcohol) and in some states of the U.S. a 151 proof (75.5% alcohol) is sold instead. The 190 or 151 proof is fine to make orangecello. If you can not find grain alcohol in your region, use 100 proof vodka.
How to Make Limoncello : Combine 1/3 liter of 100-proof vodka with the peel of 3 lemons (cut into strips), 1 slice of lemon and 2 tablespoons sugar in a clean 16-ounce Mason jar. Seal the jar tightly, and shake once a day for 5 days before straining the infusion into a separate container.
NYT Cooking: Vodka is essential to the texture of the crust and imparts no flavor — do not substitute. This dough, which was developed by a test-kitchen team led by J. Kenji Lopez-Alt for "America's Test Kitchen," will be moister and more supple than most standard pie doughs and will require more flour to roll out (up to 1/4 cup).