Wednesday, December 15, 2010 at 8:52 a.m.
A few years ago, agricultural officials tried to chop down every backyard orange tree in the state. Yours probably got the axe. Too bad -- you could have started your own distillery.
4 Orange Premium Vodka
is the first vodka made from four different Florida orange varieties. According to its press agent, "this revolutionary orange-based vodka embodies the essence of Florida. One bottle contains twenty Florida oranges, taking you on a trip to Florida's grove stands."
Hey, we'll drink to that. This sounds like it could easily be included as part of a healthy, robust breakfast.
4 Orange is 80-proof and gluten-free. Obtain your bottle ($25) at Total Wine & Spirits and ABC Liquors.
After the jump, it's a tangy cocktail! Starring the aforementioned spirit.
4 Orange Sugar 'n' Spice Sidecar
1.25 oz. 4 Orange Premium Vodka
.5 oz. Marie Brizard Parfait Amour
.5 oz. fresh lemon juice
Prepare a cocktail glass with a sugar-coated rim. Combine 4 Orange vodka, parfait amour and lemon juice in a shaker. Add ice, shake vigorously and strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish with an orange twist.
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