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How are your allergies doing? Mine are completely out of control, and all of this Sudafed is having a serious affect on my ability to function, LOL. I moved to Arizona to alleviate my allergy problems, assuming that I would not be allergic to rocks and cactus. Seemed like a good theory, right? Weeellll, I did not take the non-native plants and trees into consideration…..
I blame HGTV!! Back in the 90’s and early 00’s they had a lot of gardening shows that transformed landscapes into tropical jungles and English gardens, in locations where those things do not belong. 😉 Did you know that palm trees are not native to Arizona? I had no idea!
Aside from eating local honey, and mass quantities of allergy medications, Vitamin C is supposed to help build your immune system up and help battle against allergens…..do you see where I am going with this? 😉
My son’s girlfriend Kristin came out to visit last week and we had an hour to kill…so we went to Total Wine! We wandered around and loaded the cart with all kinds of crazy liqueurs and wine’s with ridiculous names/ labels. I had heard of Orangecello , but it never made it’s way into my liquor cabinet….until now. Most of my cabinet got left behind in Iowa when I moved, so I needed to replenish, LOL.
My first thought was Orangecello Cake, wouldn’t that be yummy? But I did not have the strength or desire to bake a cake yesterday. I did however have all of the ingredients to create an Orange Drop Martini…or two….for the photos of course. 😉
I just reworked my Lemon Drop Martinis recipe and it worked out beautifully!!
How to make Orange Drop Martinis:
Rub orange juice around the rim of two martini glasses.
Dip glasses in super fine sugar, and garnish with orange slices. Set aside…..
Fill cocktail shaker with ice cubes.
Add Orangecello, orange liqueur, and orange juice…..
Shake cocktail to combine, and pour into prepared glasses…..
It’s so bright…and cheery…and delicious!!
more fun cocktail recipes:
The Orange Drop Martini is very different from my original Lemon Drop Martini, obviously lemons and oranges taste different, but the unique taste is definitely worth giving a try.
Orange Drop Martini
- 3 ounces Orangecello mine is made by Caravella
- 1 ounce orange liqueur I used Cointreau
- 1 1/2 ounces fresh squeezed orange juice
- super-fine sugar to rim the glass
- orange slices to garnish
- Rub orange juice around the rim of two martini glasses.
- Dip glasses in super fine sugar, and garnish with orange slices. Set aside.
- Fill cocktail shaker with ice cubes.
- Add Orangecello, orange liqueur, and orange juice.
- Shake cocktail to combine, and pour into prepared glasses.