Friday, June 23, 2017

Orange Oasis (Tiki Version)

There's something about the name and ingredients of the Orange Oasis that calls for a tiki mug. It doesn't require any changes in how the drink is prepared except for the form of the ice, which is obviously better when crushed.

Adding Cherry Heering to orange juice makes a brown swill. You don't really want to see that through the glass, and it doesn't fit with the Orange theme of the drink. It isn't orange, its brown!

So the Tiki Mug saves the day!

Use crushed ice to shake and a strainer with an open finish to pour the ice and liquid into the tiki mug. Top it with more crushed ice and you have a tropical escape in a glass.
  • 2 oz. gin
  • 1 oz. cherry brandy (Cherry Heering used)
  • 4 oz. orange juice
  • ginger ale
Combine juice, cherry brandy and gin in a cocktail shaker full of crushed ice. Shake and open pour into a tiki mug. Top with more ice and ginger ale. Garnish at will with orange slice or whatever is on hand. 

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