Juice of a Few Flowers Cocktail

PUBLISHED ON: 01.05.2012
This is a fun, festive and some would even say an elegant cocktail. A perfect cocktail for entertaining in the winter when citrus fruit is at its peak.
Juice of a Few Flowers
Makes 4 drinks
Recipe from Ina Garten
1/2 cup freshly squeezed orange juice (2 oranges)
1/2 cup freshly squeezed pink grapefruit juice (1 grapefruit)
1/4 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice (1 lemon)
1/4 freshly squeezed lime juice (2 limes)
1 cup good vodka, such as grey Goose or Finlandia
Extra lemon juice
Granulated sugar
Fresh mint sprigs
Combine the orange juice, grapefruit juice, lemon juice, lime juice, and vodka in a pitcher.  Dip the rims of 4 martini glasses first in a dish with lemon juice and then in a dish with sugar.
Set aside to dry.
When ready to serve, place ice cubes in a cocktail shaker, add the cocktail mixture to fill the shaker three-quarters full, and shake for about 30 seconds.  It’s important to shake for a full 30 seconds to get the drink very cold and dilute it slightly with the ice.   Pour into the sugared martini glasses and garnish with  a sprig of mint.  Continue filling the shaker with ice and cocktail mixture until all the drinks are poured.  Serve ice-cold.
Note: If you want your drinks extra-cold, you can freeze the martini glasses before serving.


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