Sweet Citrus Fizz Cocktail

I love all things citrus and this cocktail uses all of the favorites…orange, lemon, and lime. For a simple but sensational drink, this Sweet Citrus Fizz Cocktail is one you need to make!

Sweet Citrus Fizz Cocktail on a Table with Gin and Oranges

Spring has sprung right? Who cares if the first day of spring saw blizzard like conditions in Colorado for a bit. Spring meant it was short lived, the sun came out in the afternoon and all of the snow disappeared by the next day. Whoo Hoo!! So I thought this would be a great cocktail to bridge from winter to spring. Filled with the bounty of winter citrus combined with a lightness that is perfect for warmer weather, this cocktail seemed the perfect end to a gorgeous warm day in Denver.

bookThis recipe is from a charming little book I was sent for review, Cocktails for the Four Seasons by Jenny Park and Teri Lyn Fisher; the duo behind the popular blog ‘Spoon Fork Bacon.’  A small guide to cocktails using seasonal ingredients it has a nice blend of classic cocktails with a twist as well as some of their own original creations. All arranged by season; there are more than 50 cocktails included in this book.

One thing I loved was that making these cocktails would not require you take out a 2nd mortgage on your home. I can’t tell you how many cocktails throw me for a loop with their long list of exotic ingredients. Books for home users need to recognize that they are not going to have every elixir imaginable and yet still bring a creativity to their content…this one might be just that book if you’re in the mood to start thinking beyond a margaritas mix!

Sweet Citrus Fizz Cocktail Closup in a Glass

While this cocktail may be categorized as ‘winter’ in the book, I found it perfect for our first day of spring and I’ll tell you, that  Lemon Wheel that I brûléed for garnish? I should have done more of those…SO yummy!

So grab some lemons, limes and oranges and celebrate with me. This time next year maybe I can craft one from my new Meyer Lemon tree?

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Sweet Citrus Fizz Cocktail garnished with Lemon Slice

Sweet Citrus Fizz Cocktail garnished with Lemon Slice
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Sweet Citrus Fizz

Calories: 297kcal
Author: Creative Culinary

Ingredients

For the Lemon Brulee Garnish:

  • 1 lemon slice
  • Turbinado sugar

For the Cocktail:

  • 2 oz gin
  • 2 lemons juiced
  • 1 orange juiced
  • ½ lime juiced
  • 1 oz Grand Marnier or any orange liqueur
  • 1 egg white
  • 1 tsp powdered sugar
  • 4 oz club soda chilled

Instructions

To Make the Bruleed Lemon Wheel:

  • Place the lemon slice between layers of paper towel and gently squeeze to remove as much juice as possible.
  • Put a piece of foil on a cookie sheet; lay the lemon slice on the foil and cover liberally with the turbinado sugar.
  • Broil for a minute until the sugar just starts to brown. Turn slice over, broil other side and remove from the oven. Place the wheel on a piece of waxed paper and let cool completely.

To Make the Cocktail:

  • Place all of the cocktail ingredients except the club soda in a shaker filled with ice. Shake for 2-3 minutes until the egg whites foams into a soft meringue.
  • Strain into a Collins glass filled with ice and top off with the club soda.
  • Scoop the foam from the shaker over the top of the cocktail and garnish with the lemon wheel.

Nutrition

Serving: 1grams | Calories: 297kcal | Carbohydrates: 42g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 1g | Sodium: 62mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 24g

 

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21 Comments

    1. Actually I plan to grow it as a container plant Greg; way too cold here for it to survive our winter so I’ll get a big pot and she’ll be outside in the summer and come back in for fall/winter. Fingers crossed…but I know people who have done it successfully.

  1. This looks like a perfect drink for brunch, or for the beginning of spring, or perhaps a summer night, or perhaps a Friday afternoon. You get the picture, right? But i am still not receiving this blog in my inbox. Hate to miss anything!

    1. I’m telling you next time you have to plan a GIRLS NITE OUT and spend the night. We can drink and not worry about you driving home; with or without meds! 🙂

  2. Great cocktail and your brulee garnish is just gorgeous. I am a gin lover and citrus’ are still readily available here in Hong Kong, so bring on the weekend. BTW your meyer lemon tree is really nice and hoping by next year you can make some sweet meyer citrus fizzes too. Take care, BAM

    1. I decided to try eating it Tanya and am so glad I did; even the rind is softened and sweet/tangy. I want more of them! 🙂

    1. I agree Amanda; I only wish I had made more. It’s a great, refreshing drink and the slice is like an tangy dessert! 🙂

  3. That bruleed lemon wheel is kinda interesting. Not sure I’d make it (my tolerance for fancy is limited) but it certainly looks nice. As does the entire drink! Love all the citrus in this. I think I’d probably use simple syrup rather than powdered sugar (because it blends so well) but that’s just me. Bring on spring and summer!

    1. The lemon wheel is so good though John! The powdered sugar help to create that frothiness; you might foresake some without; considering the time required to shake it; there shouldn’t be an issue with it not mixing well.

  4. That lemon tree is wonderful and I hope it brings you much fruit and happiness! There is just something special about growing plants and especially food at home. Even if just one lemon appears it will be worth it! I am so happy that you are going to enjoy spring in your new home, even if there are still workmen around and other homes still being built, your home is a great place for new beginnings this spring.

    1. Ansh just came over for the day and we cooked Indian food; it was so much fun. The space is just perfect; exactly what I wanted. One day you will have to come and see for yourself!

  5. We celebrated the first day of spring yesterday by taking a long walk in the warm sunshine. I wish I would have been closer to you I would have followed that up by having one of these gorgeous drinks. I’ll be glad when we can finally put those ice scrapers away.

    1. I didn’t walk but I hung out on the back porch and had the doors and windows open. It was good for the soul wasn’t it?

  6. Happy spring Barb! The weather took a nose dive here as soon as it was meant to be spring! Love your cheerful looking drink and the bruleed lemon wheel is a perfect finish, so creative!

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