Thursday, July 4, 2013

Orange Ginger Sodas with White Wine Ice Cubes

Breakfast Cocktail

Is there anything more refreshing than a cold glass of orange juice on a hot summer morning?

Add sparkling wine to orange juice and you end up making an equally refreshing Mimosa.

Those are nice served with a buffet breakfast!

I rarely have sparkling wine in my house but I can usually find leftover white wine in the fridge.

Instead of letting it go to waste I used it this time to make white wine ice cubes to chill my Orange Ginger Soda and turn it into a Half-Sober Mimosa! 

Wine Ice Cubes for Cocktails

Why is there a grape frozen in the ice cube? 

I tossed it in to make the ice cubes look more interesting. And you get to enjoy the drunken grapes when your cocktail is done!

I also found it best to be patient with this drink. Let it sit for a few minutes to give the white wine ice cubes a chance to melt into the orange juice and ginger ale. Makes it extra tasty! 

Whether you call it an Orange Ginger Soda or a Half-Sober Mimosa, it would be great served with a big July 4th buffet breakfast or as a refreshing summer cocktail!


Orange Ginger Soda with White Wine Ice Cubes

A refreshing breakfast cocktail!

July 4th cocktail

Recipe Inspiration: Summer
Makes:  1 cocktail 
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cooking Time: none  
Leftover White Wine
16 Red Seedless Grapes
Ginger Ale (room temperature)
Orange Juice 

Fill an ice cube tray with leftover white wine. Sink a grape into each cube. Freeze.

Place two frozen wine cubes in a glass. Fill half the glass with ginger ale. Top off with orange juice.


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