Friday, March 28, 2014

I'm told it's spring, maybe that's why we have all these showers ...? Or maybe it's still snowing where you are? In any case - I think we should still pretend it's spring and celebrate with something appropriately cheerful.

Orange Blossom
via Style Me Pretty

For Almond Syrup:
  • 1 cup sugar
  • ½ cup water
  • 2 tsp almond extract
For Cocktail:
  • 8 oz Vodka
  • 4 oz Fresh Grapefruit Juice
  • 4 oz Almond Syrup*
  • 12 splashes of Angostura Bitters
  • Juice squeezed from 4 Oranges
  • 12 Orange slices
To make the almond syrup: Mix the water and sugar in a small saucepan and bring to a boil. Remove from heat and let cool slightly. Add in almond extract stir thoroughly. Let cool to room temperature.
Pour the vodka, grapefruit juice, orange juice, bitters, and almond syrup into a Cocktail shaker and shake thoroughly. Crush 4 slices of orange in the bottom of each highball glass and fill with ice. Pour cocktail evenly in each glass. Enjoy!

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  1. Yes, let's keep pretending it's Spring...with 70% chance of snow in our area.


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