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Inspired by Orange and Yellow - Juicy Cocktails

We're inspired by everything citrus! These cocktails are sweet and tangy and look great! Before we get mixing... let's look at the health benefits of lemons and oranges.

Oranges and lemons are high in vitamin C which is usually known for boosting your immune system. But did you know vitamin C can help your body make collagen? Add oranges, or even mandarins to a salad--that would make a healthy complement to these boozy drinks. Hydrate with some lemon water and try adding with a little mint. 

Citrus Cocktails

A Classic - 

Lemon Drop Martini

  • 1.5 oz. vodka or citron vodka
  • .5 oz Cointreau
  • .5 oz lemon juice
  • splash simple syrup
  • sugar for garnish

Rim a martini glass with sugar, shake ingredients in a cocktail shaker, strain and add a lemon twist.

 

For a Twist - 

Orange Margarita

  • 3 oz. fresh-squeezed orange juice
  • 2 oz. silver or blanco tequila
  • 1 oz. Cointreau
  • 1 oz. lime juice
  • splash simple syrup
  • salt for garnish

Mix all together into a salt-rimmed glass with ice. Garnish with CITRUS!

 

Something New -  

The Fighter

Combine first four ingredients in a shaker with ice. Shake and strain into a rocks glass with ice. Top with club soda. and garnish with pinch of cayenne pepper.

 

Don't Forget the Lime (a friend of the lemon)

Caipirinha Cocktail

  • 1/2 lime cut into wedges
  • 1/2 tablespoon cane sugar
  • 2 ounces Cachaça

Muddle lime and sugar together in cocktail shaker. Add Cachaça and ice. Shake what your momma gave you. Strain into a glass with ice and add more lime for garnish. 

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