This is the more traditional kamikaze mocktail – orange juice, lime juice and a dash of bitters.

Ingredients

  • 60ml orange juice
  • 60ml lime juice
  • 3 dashes angostura bitters
  • ice to shake
  • lime spiral to garnish


Instructions

  • Mix the ice, juice and bitters in a cocktail shaker.
  • Strain and pour into a martini glass or similar.
  • Garnish with a twist of lime.

These are the listed ingredients in the recipe…


However this is what I actually used…


It was a lovely colour, due to the three dashes of bitters and orange juice.

However I wasn’t altogether happy with the initial result. I think it was the fact that I cheated and didn’t use fresh lime juice. There was something unexpected about the taste. It wasn’t as sweet as expected.

I adjusted the recipe and doubled the orange juice, which did seem to make the difference. It was more of a mocktail, in that it was an elegant drink that you’d enjoy slowly, still with a strong tartness from the lime. But it would have been even better with fresh lime juice.

I’m starting to realise that lime is the thing that stops me from guzzling drinks. It makes you slow down and savour the flavour. And something to take advantage of when they’re on sale at the fruit shop.

If you’re making this mocktail, definitely use fresh lime juice, and good quality orange juice.

To create the lime twist, I used scissors to cut some of the rind from the lime I had previously used. Scraped off the white pith. Twisted it tightly around a skewer. That gives it enough inherent twist that it will sit on the edge of the glass.

Enjoy!

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