6/13/09

Recipe Review: Orange Juice Cocktail

Now this is a teetotaling blog! We don't tolerate any recipes with alcoholic beverages! So don't stop reading at "cocktail" Hehe! :D

Orange Juice Cocktail
2c. orange juice
1/2c. sugar
2T. lemon juice
Ginger ale (iced)
Mix sugar, orange juice and lemon juice and freeze to a mush.
When ready to serve, half fill fruit juice glasses with frozen mixture. Open a bottle of Ginger ale and pour over the frozen fruit juice, filling the glasses. Serve immediately as the first course for luncheon or dinner. It may be served in the living room.

Both Rebecca and I thought this would be a terrific substitute for dessert, on a hot humid day etc. (I was imagining a barbecue :D) It's like a float with, the pop and how the frozen orange juice rises to the top.

Ginger ale is good, but I'm curious to try club soda or sprite? I imagine the club soda might need more sweetening. Going along on that train of thought, wouldn't substituting the orange juice with grape be good?! There are many possibilities.

I think this cocktail is better served to small groups, since the frozen juice melts quickly.

You don't need to worry about it being a mush when you are ready to serve. I let it freeze for most the day. The juice was solid when I took it out, all I had to do was scrape it with a fork, It wasn't difficult! The juice could probably be frozen for a week or more, just take it out when ready.

Isn't Rebecca a great photographer?

Note: This delicious recipe is from Everyday Foods. The same book as below! :D

9 comments:

Abigail Jenny said...

YUMMMMMMMMMMMMMM!!!!! Those look good!!! :D *sighs* :P :)

Miss Amy said...

That looks SOO cool and refreshing!!!! :-)

Sounds like a neat book too! I think I'm going to try to buy it! :-)

B.K. said...

It is a super neat book.

Miss Amy said...

Cool! :-)

BTW, I'm making this drink for 4th of July!! :-) I have the orange juice etc in the freezer right now!! I can't wait to try it! :-)

Miss Amy said...

BTW, did you just put ice in it, or is that something else? :-)

B.K. said...

Nope, no ice. Just the frozen juice mush.
Think root beer float, but use frozen juice instead of ice cream, and ginger ale instead of root beer.

Enjoy!

Miss Amy said...

Oh!! Ok!! :-) Thanks so much!!
(And you do a wonderful job with the photography! :-)).
Thanks so much for your help!!!

Miss Amy said...

I made this today, and it was super yummy!
Thanks again! :-)

Susan said...

Thank you!

You're Welcome, I'm glad you liked it!! :D and tried it out!!

The book is super-duper! There's lots of other books like that, Old high school text books. I think used books stores are great places to look for them.