Morning Sunrise

Sunday brunch has become a bit of a tradition for me and my love, at least on those occasional Sundays that we haven’t managed to over-schedule ourselves.  And I’ll admit, we usually enjoy partaking in one or two brunch-appropriate cocktails as a way to celebrate a rare, relaxing Sunday.  I should also mention that I’m always looking for new ways to use up any leftovers we have in the fridge (you can ask Mike how grumpy I get when I have to throw out food that has gone bad!)  So this Sunday, while whipping up a tasty spinach, tomato, and mozzarella omelet, I took a little shopping trip through our fridge to see what kind of cocktail I could create.  I was happy to find that we still had some watermelon juice from a recent barbecue as well as a container of orange juice, and I had a feeling the gin and lemon vodka we had in the liquor cabinet would be a perfect complement to the fruit juices.  The “morning sunrise” part was a happy accident.  Once I poured the watermelon juice into the glass and topped it with the orange juice, gin, and vodka, I noticed the layers.  Since it was Sunday morning (and since I missed the actual sunrise, not that I ever see it), it was an obvious moniker for this tasty beverage.  I hope you enjoy it as much as we did!

Morning Sunrise
 
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A perfect and refreshing cocktail for your next Sunday brunch!
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Recipe type: Drinks
Ingredients
  • Watermelon Juice
  • Orange Juice (no pulp)
  • Gin
  • Lemon Vodka
Instructions
  1. Pour equal parts watermelon juice and orange juice in a glass with ice (I used a little less than ½ cup of each juice in a tall glass).
  2. Top with one part gin and ½ part lemon vodka (I used one shot of Bombay Sapphire and a half shot of Smirnoff's new lemon sorbet vodka).
  3. Admire your work, stir, and enjoy!
Taylor Twist Tips
  1. I had some leftover watermelon juice sitting around after a recent barbecue. All I did to make it was cube up some watermelon, throw it in the blender for a minute or so, and then strain it through a fine mesh sieve.

 

I LOVE to cook, bake, and entertain for friends and family for two reasons: 1) I LOOOOOOVE food!! 2) I am a people-pleaser. I get my joy and warm, fuzzy feelings by making others feel loved and taken care of. What better way to do that than with a delicious, home-cooked meal?!

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