Juice of a Few Flowers
(recipe from Barefoot Contessa’s Back to Basics Cookbook)
makes 4 drinks
- ½ cup freshly squeezed orange juice (2 oranges)
- ½ cup freshly squeezed pink grapefruit juice (1 grapefruit)
- ¼ cup freshly squeezed lemon juice (1 lemon)
- ¼ cup freshly squeezed lime juice (2 limes)
- 1 cup good vodka (I used Ketel One))
- Extra lemon juice
- Granulated sugar
- Fresh mint sprigs
Combine the orange juice, grapefruit juice, lemon juice, lime juice, and vodka in a pitcher. Dip the rim of 6 martini glasses first in a dish with lemon juice and then a dish with sugar. Set aside to dry.
When ready to serve, place ice cubes in a cocktail shaker, add the cocktail mixture to fill the shaker three-quarters full, and shake for about 30 seconds. It’s important to shake for a full 30 seconds to get the drink very cold and dilute it slightly with the ice. Pour into the sugared martini glasses and garnish with a sprig of mint. Continue filling the shaker with ice and cocktail mixture until all the drinks are poured. Serve ice cold.
-I didn’t combine the juice & vodka in a pitcher before I put it in the shaker. It pretty much all fit in my entire shaker when I poured it directly in. Less dishes to do!
-Gin can be substituted for Vodka. It’s pretty good too!
-Also, in my photo above I only had 1 orange. I realized my mistake after I juiced everything. Make sure you use two! You’ll need them for the sweetness.