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Orange, Vodka, and Pomegranate Cocktail Recipe

You'll Love This Peachy-Pink Cara Cara Cocktail

The following post was written by Valerie Rice, who blogs at Eat Drink Garden With Valerie and is part of POPSUGAR Select Food.

Cara Cara oranges are so appropriate for this season of love — "cara" translates across languages as "beloved," "friend," "my dear one," and "face-to-face." From California's San Joaquin Valley, they're typically in season December to April. This delightful cocktail is refreshing, tasty, and not too sweet. It's pretty and also packs a little punch, perfect for a night in with your beloved. These citrus beauties may look like ordinary oranges on the outside, but inside, they are the prettiest peachy-pink and have a delicious, juicy sweetness. It looks, tastes, and smells like the promise of Spring.

Cara Cara Cocktail

Ingredients

1 tablespoon sea salt
1 teaspoon raw sugar
1/2 cup Cara Cara orange juice (from about 2 oranges), plus a wedge for rimming the glass and wheels for garnish
2 ounces vodka
1 ounce St-Germain
1 ounce pomegranate juice (I like POM)
Juice of 1/2 lemon

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Directions

  1. Mix sea salt with raw sugar in a shallow bowl. Wet the rims of two glasses with a wedge of cara cara orange, then dip each glass in the salt mixture.
  2. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice, and add the Cara Cara orange juice, vodka, St-Germain, pomegranate juice, and lemon juice. Shake until chilled. Pour into the glasses and enjoy some face-to-face time.

Yield

Serves 2

A little side note on our beloved Cara Caras: because this citrus is seedless, it is also sterile, which means that the only way to cultivate it is by grafting onto other varieties of citrus trees. This is interesting because it means that the genetic makeup of current Cara Caras is the same as the original tree grown in 1820.

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