Cara Cara Gin Cocktail
Ive been very behind on my cocktail posts but rest assured I am consuming them. I really need to work on my photo compositions of my cocktails. But this orange is photogenic. Not to mention I have been on the Jack Daniels and Diet Cherry Dr. Pepper kick for sometime now. But spring is here and so the first cocktail of the night can incorporate some white liquors and fruit without me mailing in my man card.
I must be late to the party, but I confess that I have never heard of a Cara Cara Orange before. I have heard of a blood orange but never a Cara Cara. Look at these beauties!
So I whipped up a little Gin concoction using these orange beauties. As I mentioned, my cocktail photo stink but what I did was used an orange, gin, sliced cucumber and Dr. Brown’s Cel-Rey Soda. I am really liking cucumber in my drinks because they freshen it up. If Gin isn’t your thing, Vodka would work.
1 Dr. Brown’s Cel-Rey Soda
4 oz of Gin (we get down)
2 Cara Cara Oranges (juiced)
Combine and stir.
Summer Porch Cocktail
For dinner we were making a sandwich that had whiskey peach jam so I decided to make a cocktail incorporating peaches. It’s summer on a porch that isn’t so friggin hot….peachy, herbal, fizzy.
6 oz of Gin
1 peach (pitted and sliced)
2 sprigs of rosemary
Simple syrup or sugar (to taste)
Juice the limes and add to glass with peach slices and rosemary. Muddle and then add your Gin and simple syrup. Give it a good shake until combined and top with seltzer and ice.
Briar Patch Cocktail
The American Cocktail: Created by Jeffery Morgenthaler and inspired from the Bramble. The Marion is a type of blackberry found in Portland. It’s supposed to have a few raspberry notes to it. Refreshing summer drink.
Two cocktail recipe:
1 ounce simple syrup (Equal parts turbinado sugar and water heated to dissolved an then cooled)
2 tsp Marionberry jam (use blackberry and raspberry if you can find it)
4 ounces of Gin (Bombay)
1 lemon juiced
Put everything in a shaker, stir first to break up the jam, add ice and shake 40 times. Pour into another glass with ice and top with blackberries