Thursday, June 25, 2015

Cocktail Hour: Dreamsicle

Remember the Dreamsicle? That orange and vanilla ice cream bar on a stick? Or maybe you know it as a Creamsicle. Either way, if you like orange and vanilla together, you'll love this adult version of that delicious childhood treat. The recipe for this cocktail comes from the bottle of Orange-Vanilla Simple Syrup I received from the nice folks at Royal Rose

The Dreamsicle cocktail is delicious -- and strong! If you like your drinks not-so-strong, you can cut back a little on the vodka. The recipe calls for an egg white, but I'm not into raw eggs, so I omit that. This drink would be pretty served with a curled strip of orange zest (I didn't have any oranges in the fridge) or a little grated orange zest on top. Cheers!

Dreamsicle Cocktail

1  1/2 ounces vodka
1/4 ounce Cointreau
1/2 ounce Royal Rose Orange-Vanilla Simple Syrup
1/2 ounce fresh lemon juice
3/4 ounce heavy cream

Fill a shaker with ice. Add all ingredients and shake well. Strain into a martini glass, serve and sip slowly.

For more drink recipes from Royal Rose, go here

Next up on my list: the Maine Cooler, featuring vodka, Royal Rose Lavender-Lemon syrup and fresh lemon juice. Or perhaps the Raspberry Cooler, with white rum, Royal Rose raspberry syrup, fresh lime and citrus bitters. So many choices!

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