Friday, February 22, 2013

Freshly-Squeezed Orange Juice Cocktail

Today, I'm going to talk about drinks. D and I are not party animals, and while I'm suffering from a migraine (which I seem to be having more and more often these days), alcohol is nowhere near my palate. However, on a more "normal" day, when both of us are feeling well and we want something extra with our meal, an adult beverage is often what we pick for a treat.

We have discovered the joy of freshly-squeezed juice as part of our mixed drinks. Orange juice is my favorite, although I'm sure I could be convinced by just about any fresh ingredient that you brought to my attention. The drink that you see above is freshened with freshly-squeezed heirloom (!!!) oranges we picked up at our local market, and boy, does that make for a tasty libation. Garnished with a cut orange, and I'd swear we were out for a fancy night on the town instead of at home in our slippers.

Freshly-Squeezed Orange Juice Cocktail
Vegan, gluten-free, soy-free
Serves 1


2 iced cubes

1 shot vodka
1 shot papaya nectar
1/2 shot pomegranate/cranberry juice
2 2/3 shots Hansens tonic water (which has actual sugar instead of corn syrup)
1/4 squeezed orange
orange slices for garnish

Place iced cubes into a rocks glass. Cover with rest of ingredients. Swirl once or twice, then enjoy.

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