Citrus Kiss

Photo: Annabelle Breakey; Styling: Dan Becker

Time: 10 minutes. Sweet and tangy and sure to please the sidecar-loving crowd.

Yield: Makes 1 mocktail
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Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 159
  • Calories from fat: 0.6%
  • Protein: 0.2g
  • Fat: 0.1g
  • Saturated fat: 0.0g
  • Carbohydrate: 42g
  • Fiber: 0.1g
  • Sodium: 23mg
  • Cholesterol: 0.0mg

Ingredients

  • About 2 tbsp. superfine sugar (see
  • Wedge of lemon or lime
  • 1 cup ice
  • 1/3 cup blood orange sparkling cider
  • 1 tablespoon mandarin orange or tangerine juice
  • 2 tablespoons Lemon-Lime Juice (see
  • 2 tablespoons Simple Syrup (see

Preparation

  1. 1. Put sugar on a plate. Run a lemon or lime wedge around the rim of a martini glass to wet it, then twist rim in sugar.
  2. 2. Put remaining ingredients in a cocktail shaker and shake until cold, about 1 minute. Strain drink into prepared glass.
  3. Note: Nutritional analysis is per mocktail.
  4. Bar Essentials: Have these on hand for mixing great mocktails.
  5. Simple Syrup: Equal parts sugar and water, heated until the sugar dissolves. (Your yield will be the same as the amount of water you use.)
  6. Lemon-Lime Juice: Equal parts freshly squeezed lemon and lime juice, for adding acidity in a flash.
  7. Fresh Lemons, Limes, and Oranges: To make juice, wedges for squeezing or moistening the rim of a glass, or twists of zest for extra citrus aroma.
  8. Superfine Sugar: Dissolves easily and makes a nice garnish on the rim of a glass.
  9. Fresh Herbs: Basil, mint, and tarragon add complexity, texture, and visual appeal.
  10. Purchased Ice: For a big party, it's hard to make enough ice at home. Besides cooling, ice helps blend flavors in the shaker.
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