#DOTW: Summer Breeze

I’m pretty sure it can’t get any more perfect than this. It’s a summer breeze for heaven’s sake. Can you see yourself sitting outside? On a rocking chair? Sipping out of a Mason jar? A warm summer breeze gently stroking your face? Well, I can. This cocktail resembles this summery peace with a sweet Bourbon smile. Add as much fresh squeezed orange juice as you like, but just a touch is just enough to love it, I promise.

What you’ll need:

  • 2 oz Maker’s Mark (or quality bourbon of your choice)
  • 1 oz Cointreau
  • 1 squeeze of fresh orange juice
  • ginger ale

This is an easy assembly. Just add all Maker’s Mark, Cointreau and fresh orange juice in a Mason jar over ice, then top off with ginger ale. Add an orange slice as garnish.


Author: Gotham Foodie

Hello there, fellow foodies! My name is Erica, I was born and raised in Germany, and moved to the US, New York City to be exact, in July of 1987. I have worked most of my time here in the Big Apple as a bartender, but my true love is food. I cook just about every day, I search for good food everywhere, and pretty much always find it. I don't consider myself a food critic, I don't have the culinary background for that kind of expertise. I do however know good food, good chefs and good restaurants. I report back about my culinary adventures, and I choose to leave out my unsatisfactory experiences. We have enough negativity in our daily lives, I don't want to add to that. All the recipes in my FROM MY KITCHEN and DOTW blogs are cooked and prepared by me. All pictures are taken by me. I don't always eat everything you see in my pictures, but you bet your buns, I do try everything. Last but not least, you should know that I am a huge Top Chef fan. I have never missed an episode of the Bravo TV show. I have at this point visited almost 20 restaurants run by Top Chef contestants, and I'm continuously impressed by their skill, drive and passion. So I will continue to seek them out, and I hope you join me in my journey!

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