Friday, July 2, 2010

Summer Citrus Part 1: Orange

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Now that we’re into our first July weekend, I thought I’d embrace our balmy summer weather with some sunny citrus design and an accompanying tangy treat.

Orange is up first with its vibrant energy and sweet punchy appeal. Here are some of my favourite orange pieces:

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clockwise: Snob Leather Console, Jonathan Adker Capri Bottle Lamp, Made Goods Brooke Mirror, Collection of Murano Orange Glass, Pieces French Provincial Occasional Chairs, Avalon Hermes Throw

Now for the treat: a sweet orange blossom cocktail!

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  • 1 oz fresh orange juice, chilled
  • 1 oz Grand Marnier or other orange liqueur, chilled
  • 1 oz tablespoons mandarin-flavored vodka (such as Absolut Mandarin), chilled
  • Champagne or sparkling wine, chilled
  • 1 orange peel strip
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    1. Pour orange juice,Grand Marnier and vodka into a martini glass.
    2. Top with a few splashes of champagne or sparkling wine.
    3. Garnish with orange peel and serve.

    Enjoy!

    2 comments:

    Alexis L., The Studioist said...

    I've made variations on this with blood orange juice and it's really a stand-out.

    Hello Lover... said...

    Love every single one of these pieces - and the drink sounds delish!