Bombay Fizz Cocktail

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Ever feel like you need a weekend after a weekend. Yeah. Me too. Like…every weekend.

MONDAYS. Mondays are like jumping into a pool when you don’t really want to deal with the cold water shock but you have to cuz you have to like make a living or something. Mondays are for watching The Voice and eating really easy dinners (POPCORN!) that include comforting carbohydrates. Mondays are for cocktails. Mondays are annoying unless Mondays are your weekend. Then…happy weekend to you! You get to run errands during the day when everyone is working. This is cool. I’m happy for you.

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This gin cocktail is just what I/you need on a Monday. The best part is that if you don’t have a crowd of people to share it with, you can totally keep it in your fridge for a few days. Because Tuesdays and Wednesdays call for cocktails too. And by Thursday…you might have a little leftover and Thursdays are for getting ready for  Friday. And the day before Friday calls for more gin. Don’t fight me on this. If you’re a lover of gin, you’re already know how well it goes with lime. In this particular cocktail, orange flower (blossom) water is added to the mix as well as simple syrup, a little bit of salt for balance, and a nice spritz of seltzer. I can/will have this cocktail any day of the week if given the opportunity. All is right in the world with this cocktail. Trust.

And we’re off!

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Extreme closeup! All of my favorites. Simple syrup in a bottle cuz…you know…it’s EASIER.

I tend to forget  when I’ve made simple syrup…and then I’m like what’s this jar of crystals in my fridge?

REAL TALK.

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Limes get juiced.

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Lime juice, gin, simple syrup & orange flower water go into a pitcher. STIR.

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Top with seltzer.

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Add in a few slices of lime.

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Get your glasses ready!

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Fill them up! Top them each with a lime slice.

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CHEERS to you & me.

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Make a pitcher of this and we’ll have cocktails for the week(ish).

Bombay Fizz Cocktail

makes 6 cocktails
recipe adapted from Martha Stewart Living Magazine

  • 1/4 cup fresh lime juice (from 2-3 limes)
  • 12 oz. gin, chilled
  • 1 teaspoon orange flower water
  • 3/4 cup simple syrup
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 24 oz. seltzer water, chilled
  • ice, for serving
  • lime rounds, for garnishing

Stir together lime juice, gin, orange-flower water, simple syrup, and salt in a pitcher until throughly combined. Slowly add seltzer and gently stir until combined. Fill six glasses with ice. Divide cocktail among glasses and garnish with lime rounds. Serve immediately or keep in the fridge for up to 4 days.

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  • May 20, 2013

    Orange flower water – just that alone makes this sounds amazing! I think I need to race out and buy that. And I never knew simple syrup came pre-made. Good thinking :) Looks like a winner!

  • Myra
    May 20, 2013

    I think Orange flower water might be a nice addition to my Gin and Tonic. It’s my go to drink when flying. Do you think Southwest Airlines might read your Blog?

  • May 20, 2013

    mondays are hard…thank god the bachelorette is starting next week.

    • Tracy
      May 20, 2013

      I’m sure you’re glad to have it back!

  • May 20, 2013

    Orange flower water!! Say what?? That sounds so awesome!

  • May 20, 2013

    This looks like an awesome cocktail recipe – can’t wait to try it. What I really love though are those flowers in the first photo. They’re so beautiful!

  • May 20, 2013

    I’m gonna need one of these when I visit. It has all my favorite things.

    • Tracy
      May 20, 2013

      YES YOU DO.

  • May 20, 2013

    Mondays, ick.
    I’ve made something very similar to this but if I remember correctly there was an egg white involved. It just made a nice foamy cream on the top. It was one of my favorite drinks, but I was the only person in to it so I thought maybe I was already drunk.

  • Beth
    May 20, 2013

    Today is a holiday here in Canada so I might just have to make this to celebrate Victoria Day! This looks like something a queen would drink to me!

    • Tracy
      May 20, 2013

      YEAH, girl!!! DRINK UP!

  • I really dig all of your cocktails….mixology book in your future perhaps??

    • Tracy
      May 20, 2013

      Thinking about it!

  • May 20, 2013

    hahaha all great advice! love the pictures too.

    http://RightIris.blogspot.com

  • May 20, 2013

    Today is my birthday, so I made it look more like a Sunday than a Monday… And maybe this cocktail could help me even more :-)

    • Tracy
      May 20, 2013

      HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

  • May 20, 2013

    I love your cocktail logic, and your cocktail glasses :)
    Gin and Tonic is definitely my drink of choice . . . I’ve never had it with flower water, but it looks like it would be worth a try!

    • Tracy
      May 20, 2013

      It makes it a wee more perfumey & exotic. I think you’ll enjoy it!

  • May 20, 2013

    Tracy, your photos and design are so inspirational. And your cocktails are spot-on, too.

    • Tracy
      May 20, 2013

      Thanks, Libby!!

  • May 20, 2013

    Mondays totally suck. Although it would be fun to run errands when everyone else is at work. But I am always working.

    This cocktail looks like the perfect remedy. Also, popcorn for dinner is the best.

  • May 20, 2013

    Your sentiment about Mondays is so spot-on. It needs to go on a bumper sticker or something I can pin to Pinterest. :)

  • I am exceptionally motivated today but Im sure i will need this from tomorrow on – good that it makes 6 servings!

  • May 20, 2013

    Mmm….love gin. I think in honour of this being a holiday Monday for me, I will have to have a G&T. (until I get these ingredients to make this) I’ll call this a practice run. :)

  • Stacey
    May 20, 2013

    We cut our vacay a day short so instead of being on vacation today I’m back at work. Womp womp. I’ve got an extra bad case of the Mondays and I’ve very much in need of copious amounts of gin.

  • May 20, 2013

    My favorite drink of all time is the G&T. I can’t wait to make this! Thanks!!

  • May 20, 2013

    These sound incredible and those glasses are so darling!

  • May 20, 2013

    EXTREME CLOSEUP. I hope and pray that that’s a Wayne’s World reference. The perfect movie pairing for this monday night drink and popcorn dinner.

  • May 21, 2013

    The orange flower water sounds like a scrumptious addition! Looking forward to trying this twist in my G&Ts.

  • May 21, 2013

    I could totally get down with this on a Monday.. Perhaps in my coffee cup at 9am. :)

  • May 21, 2013

    I have a slight conundrum on Mondays because I’m totally in thrown-into-the-pool-land, but my husband is still finishing up his weekend. I hate being grumpy and ruining it for him. You also can’t keep a pitcher of cocktails around for a week when you marry a Brit. They never learned about making things last. At least not when it comes to alcohol. I’m so glad it’s easy to just make another pitcher.

    • Tracy
      May 22, 2013

      hahaha! My husband is half English/half Irish. He ALWAYS finishes a drink…even in pitcher form.

  • Amy
    May 22, 2013

    Where do you buy orange flower water? I’ve never even heard of that . . . the photos of this drink made me want to know about it.

  • May 22, 2013

    I LOVE that this makes a pitcher. Totally rocking this on the weekend. I’m out of orange water (truly!) and wondering if my rose water would do. Too much?

  • I would love to fast forward to a more decent time to pour myself a drink – THIS drink.

  • That Monday pool analogy – YES! Bookmarking this, thanks.
    Heidi xo

  • Ani
    June 27, 2013

    i love these glasses! where did you get them?

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