Here Comes The Sun

I think we all can agree that payday is for lack of a better word, awesome; but yesterday was bittersweet due to the State Income Tax Increase…thanks a lot Uncle Sam. In an effort to cheer myself up I scoured the web for a bright and CHEAP cocktail recipe, which led to this sunny gem. It’s not only inexpensive but also chock full of Vitamin C.

Winter Sun Cocktail (serves 1)

adapted from Two Tarts


  • Juice of two Cara Cara Oranges (about 1/4 cup)
  • Juice of 1/2 a lemon
  • 1/2 oz Triple Sec
  • 1 1/2 oz Vodka
  • Sprig of Rosemary
  • Lemon zest
  • Sugar


  • Mix the sugar and lemon zest in a shallow dish
  • Moisten the rim of the glass with juice and gently dip into the sugar and zest mixture
  • Gently roll the oranges and lemons against the cutting board to soften
  • Cut oranges in half
  • Squeeze both orange and lemon juices into a bowl and transfer to a shaker
  • Add alcohol to shaker
  • Shake and pour over ice
  • Garnish with rosemaryImageImage

Then it was time to enjoy my sunny drink along with some popcorn and finally watch the season 2 premier of Girls; cause lets be honest, Sex and the City was a bold face lie to 20-something ladies living in NYC.




About kdsanta

Hello there! My name is Kate (if you hadn't already guessed), I live in Manhattan with my two kittens and tiny kitchen.
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