Orange marmalade is a cooked down mixture of bitter orange (also known as Seville orange - citrus aurantium var. aurantium) peel, often suspended in a clear jelly made from the juice of the bitter orange and thickened with pectin cooked out of orange seeds. Sweet oranges have too much juice and not enough pectin to properly set a marmalade made from them.
Orange marmalade has an intense sweet-tart flavor with a perfumey-woody orange note unique to bitter orange.
Bitter oranges have ephedra-like compounds in them, and may also interfere with statin drugs in the way that grapefruit juice does.
Some popular cocktails containing Orange marmalade
- Flor de Jalisco — Blanco tequila, Lemon juice, Orange marmalade, Agave syrup, Orange peel
- Pink Sonya — Gin, Dry vermouth, Campari, Orange liqueur, Orange marmalade
- Omar Bradley — Bourbon, Bitters, Orange marmalade, Simple syrup, Lemon juice
- Heavens to Betsy — Gin, Fino sherry, Orange bitters, Honey Ginger Syrup, Lemon juice, Club soda, Orange cream citrate, Orange marmalade
- Breakfast Martini — Gin, Triple sec, Orange marmalade, Lemon juice, Orange peel