Mr. Food Musings, our resident mixologist, whipped this up last night. It was the perfect antidote to an overcast day where the sun and a jolly mood seem forever elusive. It must be the color, a bright tangerine-red that shows off the organic local Satsuma mandarin oranges juiced with a splash of grenadine.
The Orange Tipple
Yield: 2 drinks
The cocktail this is based on is called the Red Lion, and calls for gin. Since Mr. FM is allergic to gin, he substituted vodka. Feel free to use whatever is in your liquor cabinet.
3 oz. freshly squeezed juice from Satsuma mandarin oranges (or other variety)
1/2 oz. freshly squeezed lemon juice
1 1/2 oz. Grand Marnier
2 oz. vodka
In a shaker or tall glass, shake well over ice cubes, then strain into a cocktail glass.