Development and characterization of the tangerine peel liquor with different alcoholic bases - doi: 10.4025/actascitechnol.v33i1.7873

Letícia Fleury Viana, Cláudia Leite Munhoz, Adriana Régia Marques Souza, Lorena Martins Santana, Vitor Maciel, Márcio Caliari


This study aimed to produce and characterize a liquor of tangerine peel with three alcoholic bases (grain alcohol, sugar cane spirit and tangerine spirit). The physical and chemical analyses were performed relative to volatile acidity, dry extract, density and alcohol degree. The density in all samples was 1.13 g mL-1, volatile acidity 48.54 g 100 mL-1 for the treatment with grain alcohol, 28.43 g 100 mL-1 with spirit sugar cane and 22.09 g 100 mL-1 for the tangerine spirit treatment. The dry extract ranged from 431 g L-1 for grain alcohol treatment, 446.26 g L-1 for sugar cane spirit treatment and 443.84 g L-1 for the tangerine spirit treatment, the alcohol degree ranged from 18.84, 20.01 and 19.67 °GL among the treatments. We accomplished an acceptance test through sensory analysis of the following attributes: alcoholic taste, fruit flavor, sweetness and overall impression. The liquor based on grain alcohol produced the highest mean regarding all attributes (6.32, 6.66, 6.34 e 6.26 for taste alcoholic, fruit flavor, sweetness and overall impression, respectively), but without significant difference among the treatments. In conclusion, the tangerine peel liquor made using the own fruit spirit is a viable alternative for the total use of the fruit and can be a source of income for small farmers. Nevertheless, further studies are necessary to develop of this product.


Liquor; sugar cane spirit; tangerine spirit; grain alcohol

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