Oranje Boven cocktail

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The name means “Netherlands on top” and is the rallying cry of Dutch football (soccer) fans, as well as an old song that occasionally gets a humorous treatment. Orange is very much on top in this grown-up, less sweet treatment of a creamsicle.

1 1/2 oz freshly squeezed orange juice
1 1/2 oz gin
1/2 oz Lillet Blanc
1/4 oz Cointreau
1/4 oz clear vanilla syrup

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Hissy Fit cocktail

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Some of you may be wondering where the name of this cocktail came from. I JUST FELT LIKE IT, THAT’S WHY. 😉

1 oz orange juice
1 oz freshly squeezed lemon juice, fine strained
1 oz gin
1/2 oz butterscotch ripple schnapps

Shake well, serve over ice in a short tempered glass.

Three Citrus Elderflower Martini

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Today I started a batch of homemade tonic syrup, which seems to be all the rage these days. The recipe called for the zest of three lemons, three limes and two oranges. Naturally I had to juice those sad naked fruits and use the juices in a cocktail. I used two English ingredients to round it out since G&Ts were on my mind (alas, the tonic needs to steep for 72 hours before I will know if the experiment is a success!)

1 oz freshly squeezed orange juice
1/2 oz freshly squeezed lemon juice
1/2 oz freshly squeezed lime juice
2 oz gin
1/2 oz elderflower liqueur

Shake well and fine strain into chilled cocktail glass.