Cocktail Hour

Adult beverages. They rock. They’re necessary. And I’ve been known to enjoy them. Often. Here’s another concoction I put together. Mind you, it may be an official drink, it may have been around for years, but I’m not aware of it. And, frankly, it’s alcohol, who cares who made it first, right?

I’m going to call it… Orange Breeze and it goes a little something like this:

Orange Breeze
1 oz lime juice
2 oz orange juice
1 to 1-1/2 oz Vodka
1-1/2 tbsp sugar
2-3 oz ginger ale
Ice
In a highball glass, mix the first 4 ingredients until sugar is dissolved. Fill the glass with ice and top off with ginger ale.

Bottoms up!

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2 thoughts on “Cocktail Hour

  1. Dana says:

    One of my favorites is…..
    Caipirinha (k-eye-per-reen-yah)

    Cachaca (kashasah) is the name of the alcoholic spirit/liquor used in the drink. Cachaca is a Brazilian distilled …

    Rinse and dry the limes
    Start by rinsing and drying the lime(s).
    Remove the thicker rind top and bottom ends and any unsightly blemishes.

    Half the limes with a knife and cut a “V” groove to remove the center pithy part from each half.

    Slice each lime half into 8 pieces

    Place pieces in glass
    Depending on the size of the lime, its juiciness and your serving size, place 1/2 to all of the lime into a short, wide glass.

    Add 3 teaspoons of coarse sugar. Here I usually use 1 teaspoon of coarse (to aid grinding the limes) and 2 teaspoons of ordinary granular sugar (to hasten dissolving/sweete…

    Muddle (what a great word!)
    Muddle, grind, pulverize, mash those lime pieces right in the glass with a “mashing stick”.

    Now you’ll need finely crushed ice. I buy it at Sonic by the bag

    Add ice to the glass
    Now simply pick up the bag and pour ice contents into the glass.

    Add more sugar and the cachaça
    Add a final teaspoon of coarse sugar and pour 1 to 2 ounces of cachaca over the ice

    Serve with a short straw (bendy type or whatever you have, but a straw is important). You get a tart and tangy drink along with crunchy sugar…

    • Dana, thanks for this, I’ve taken a break from cachaca, but I’ll have to buy a bottle soon. If you don’t mind, I’ll add it as a post, but first I must make one so I can take pictures to illustrate your detailed instructions.

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