Citrus Kiss
Photo: Annabelle Breakey; Styling: Dan Becker
YieldsMakes 1 mocktail
AuthorLucy Brennan,
Time: 10 minutes. Sweet and tangy and sure to please the sidecar-loving crowd.

How to Make It

Step 1
1

Put sugar on a plate. Run a lemon or lime wedge around the rim of a martini glass to wet it, then twist rim in sugar.

Step 2
2

Put remaining ingredients in a cocktail shaker and shake until cold, about 1 minute. Strain drink into prepared glass.

Step 3
3

Note: Nutritional analysis is per mocktail.

Step 4
4

Bar Essentials: Have these on hand for mixing great mocktails.

Step 5
5

Simple Syrup: Equal parts sugar and water, heated until the sugar dissolves. (Your yield will be the same as the amount of water you use.)

Step 6
6

Lemon-Lime Juice: Equal parts freshly squeezed lemon and lime juice, for adding acidity in a flash.

Step 7
7

Fresh Lemons, Limes, and Oranges: To make juice, wedges for squeezing or moistening the rim of a glass, or twists of zest for extra citrus aroma.

Step 8
8

Superfine Sugar: Dissolves easily and makes a nice garnish on the rim of a glass.

Step 9
9

Fresh Herbs: Basil, mint, and tarragon add complexity, texture, and visual appeal.

Step 10
10

Purchased Ice: For a big party, it's hard to make enough ice at home. Besides cooling, ice helps blend flavors in the shaker.

Ingredients

  About 2 tbsp. superfine sugar (see
  Wedge of lemon or lime
 1 cup ice
 1/3 cup blood orange sparkling cider
 1 tablespoon mandarin orange or tangerine juice
 2 tablespoons Lemon-Lime Juice (see
 2 tablespoons Simple Syrup (see

Directions

Step 1
1

Put sugar on a plate. Run a lemon or lime wedge around the rim of a martini glass to wet it, then twist rim in sugar.

Step 2
2

Put remaining ingredients in a cocktail shaker and shake until cold, about 1 minute. Strain drink into prepared glass.

Step 3
3

Note: Nutritional analysis is per mocktail.

Step 4
4

Bar Essentials: Have these on hand for mixing great mocktails.

Step 5
5

Simple Syrup: Equal parts sugar and water, heated until the sugar dissolves. (Your yield will be the same as the amount of water you use.)

Step 6
6

Lemon-Lime Juice: Equal parts freshly squeezed lemon and lime juice, for adding acidity in a flash.

Step 7
7

Fresh Lemons, Limes, and Oranges: To make juice, wedges for squeezing or moistening the rim of a glass, or twists of zest for extra citrus aroma.

Step 8
8

Superfine Sugar: Dissolves easily and makes a nice garnish on the rim of a glass.

Step 9
9

Fresh Herbs: Basil, mint, and tarragon add complexity, texture, and visual appeal.

Step 10
10

Purchased Ice: For a big party, it's hard to make enough ice at home. Besides cooling, ice helps blend flavors in the shaker.

Citrus Kiss