Monday, April 3, 2017

Brave Brinley Cocktail

Hi y'all!  Sorry for the long absence - I got sick with the nastiest cold - I just couldn't shake it.  And I haven't really been sick in years.  But I'm finally feeling better, and I'm back with another cocktail recipe I created.  I named this one after our almost one-year old westie puppy, Brinley.

  • 1 oz grapefruit vodka
  • 1 oz orange vodka
  • 1 1/2 oz lemon juice
  • 1 oz blood orange juice
  • 1/2 oz orgeat
  • 1/2 oz orange curaçao
  • 1 cup crushed ice
I used Deep Eddy Grapefruit vodka and Absolut Mandarin vodka, but any good grapefruit and orange vodkas will work.  You can buy lots of different brands of orange curaçao, but if you can find the Pierre Ferrand dry curaçao, you should definitely get it - it tastes much better than the Hiram Walker or the DeKuyper.  If you can't find blood orange juice, you can substitute regular orange juice, but blood orange juice does have a distinctive taste.  I found this blood orange juice at Central Market.    

Combine the ingredients in a cocktail shaker and shake vigorously.

Serve in a tiki mug or your glass of choice.

And here's Miss Brave Brinley herself!