Is anyone ready for a TGIF cocktail for happy hour? Me too! Why does it feel like the clock is moving in s-l-o-w motion today? If you’re going to sit on the deck or just in your good ol’ easy chair after work today, this gorgeous drink is perfect for chillaxin’.
When I created this recipe, I tried making a cocktail similar to an Orange Julius. Do you remember heading straight for the Orange Julius stand at the mall in the 1980s?
Oh, wait, that might just be me. When you approached the counter to place your order, you had to yell it over the blaring sound of the blenders behind the counter. Why, oh why, is Orange Julius gone? No worries, my Sunset Gold cocktail reminds you of those sweet flavors but has the tang of fresh-squeezed grapefruit juice.
If you don’t have vanilla rum, use regular rum or orange-flavored liquor instead.
Kick off your work shoes, mix up this beauty in five minutes, and prepare to relax. Enjoy!
- 3 oz. vanilla rum
- 1 c. orange juice
- 1/2 c. grapefruit juice
- cubed ice
- Fill a small cocktail glass with cubed ice.
- Mix all ingredients in a separate larger glass and stir them.
- Transfter mixture into cocktail glass.
- Garnish with a grapefruit or orange slice.
You could rim the glass with sugar.
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