Juice of a Few Flowers Cocktail

This is a fun, festive and some would even say an elegant cocktail. A perfect cocktail for entertaining in the winter when citrus fruit is at its peak.
Juice of a Few Flowers
Makes 4 drinks
Recipe from Ina Garten

1/2 cup freshly squeezed orange juice (2 oranges)
1/2 cup freshly squeezed pink grapefruit juice (1 grapefruit)
1/4 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice (1 lemon)
1/4 freshly squeezed lime juice (2 limes)
1 cup good vodka, such as grey Goose or Finlandia
Extra lemon juice
Granulated sugar
Fresh mint sprigs
Combine the orange juice, grapefruit juice, lemon juice, lime juice, and vodka in a pitcher.  Dip the rims of 4 martini glasses first in a dish with lemon juice and then in a dish with sugar.
Set aside to dry.
When ready to serve, place ice cubes in a cocktail shaker, add the cocktail mixture to fill the shaker three-quarters full, and shake for about 30 seconds.  It’s important to shake for a full 30 seconds to get the drink very cold and dilute it slightly with the ice.   Pour into the sugared martini glasses and garnish with  a sprig of mint.  Continue filling the shaker with ice and cocktail mixture until all the drinks are poured.  Serve ice-cold.
Note: If you want your drinks extra-cold, you can freeze the martini glasses before serving.


27 thoughts on “Juice of a Few Flowers Cocktail

  1. Just got home from shopping and now I have to go back…..I need grapefruit and mint!!!! This looks and sounds perfect for my taste buds. Thanks so much for the recipe!


  2. That is so elegant in its wintry combination. The name of the drink is perfect! Nobody does a cocktail as you do! You invite us for a small drink – filled with elegance.


  3. Velva, I have all of Ina's cookbooks but have never made this cocktail. Actually one of her programs was aired recently where she did this drink but she was doing it for breakfast without the vodka, of course. I thought then that I should try this recipe. After seeing it on your blog…… it will be cocktail this evening.Carolyn/A Southerners Notebook


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