This is a recipe that evolved in my mind. I was imagining a sophisticated martini sporting with a fancy swizzle stick with a rind of orange artfully twisted onto it. In reality, the drink took me where it wanted to go with the taste and I rather like the result! So here we go! To make an Orange Twist you will need:
- 1 Orange (juice and some rind)
- Crushed Ice
- 2 Teaspoons Sugar
Slice two thin pieces of the orange peel, each about 5 cm long, and place into your cocktail shaker.
Add 2 teaspoons of sugar and use your muddler (or the end of a wooden spoon) to press the rind and release the natural orange oils.
Once your orange has release it’s oils add 6 tablespoons of crushed ice, the juice of your orange, 1.5 shots of cointreau and 1.5 shots of vodka Give it a shake for a good 2 to 3 minutes as you want to make sure all your sugar is dissolved. When you’re done, strain your mixture into two glasses.
Add some more crushed ice and a fresh piece of orange rind and enjoy!
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