This is great as a mock, or add a shot of Vodka if you want it loaded. I made a large batch and served it out of a pitcher for a cocktail party. 1 whole bottle of blood orange soda, 3/4 cup fresh of orange juice, 1 1/2 cups each of lemon and lime juice and I added 1 cup of simple syrup. I kept in fridge to keep cold and swirled in shaker if someone wanted the vodka.
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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
- 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
- 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. Put remaining ingredients in a cocktail shaker and shake until cold, about 1 minute. Strain drink into prepared glass.
- Note: Nutritional analysis is per mocktail.
- Bar Essentials: Have these on hand for mixing great mocktails.
- 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.)
- Lemon-Lime Juice: Equal parts freshly squeezed lemon and lime juice, for adding acidity in a flash.
- 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.
- Superfine Sugar: Dissolves easily and makes a nice garnish on the rim of a glass.
- Fresh Herbs: Basil, mint, and tarragon add complexity, texture, and visual appeal.
- 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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