Monday, January 18, 2010

January= Citrus Cocktail Extravaganza

January is the month of citrus. All of your favorite citrus fruits are bursting with sweet/tart flavor and asking to be grabbed up as you walk through the produce section. Night and Dsy Productions is jumping on the citrus train and transporting two delicious citrus-infused cocktail creations. Delish!

The Big O

If you are inspired enough, juice multiple types of oranges for a taste explosion.

1 ounce orange vodka
1/2 ounce Cointreau or other triple sec
2 ounces blood orange juice
1 ounce Simple Syrup
Large dash of orange bitters
Large dash of Angostura bitters

Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Add all of the remaining ingredients and shake well. Strain the drink into a chilled martini glass

The Pink Panther


2 fresh mint sprigs
1 jigger (1 1/2 ounces) citrus-flavored tequila
1/2 cup fresh pink grapefruit juice
About 1/3 cup sparkling pink lemonade
Garnish: 1 mint sprig


In a cocktail shaker, combine mint sprigs with tequila and crush with the back of a spoon. Add grapefruit juice and strain into tall glass three-fourths full of ice cubes. Top off drink with sparkling pink lemonade and garnish with mint sprig

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