I absolutely love going out and enjoying a nice cocktail. Rebecca and I just returned home from a weekend in Iowa (yes, Iowa) and the hotel bar where we were staying had a small, but very good cocktail menu and I may have enjoyed one-too-many Manhattans on Friday night.
As much as I enjoy a cocktail when out to dinner or at a bar, I admittedly am usually a terrible “mixologist” when it comes to making drinks for myself to enjoy at home.
But thanks to the opportunity from Red Jacket, I sat down and took the time to make some very good cocktail recipes using Red Jacket fresh pressed juices.
Last week I shared my Fuji-Apple Sour and this week I’m making a drink I am calling the “Vodka Grapple”.
Here’s the recipe:
Using a stirring crystal with ice
Add 2 Ounces of Vodka,
Add 2 Ounces of Red Jacket Grape-Apple Juice,
Add 1/2 Ounce of fresh lime juice,
And stir thoroughly,
Then strain into a glass with ice,
Top with Ginger Ale,
And add a garnish, we chose a simple lime wheel.
This is a very simple drink to make at home on a weeknight or during a backyard hang with your friends.
I love making these cocktails because it helps to utilize some of the wonderful and high-quality products from right in our backyard. Red Jacket Orchards is located right in Geneva, New York running their family farm for over 50 years.
They create some wonderful cold-pressed juices with simple ingredients that can be enjoyed in a variety of ways.
You can find more about red Jacket Orchards online at redjacketorchards.com or purchase your own variety packs of Red Jacket cold-pressed juices here.
Located in the beautiful Finger Lakes Region of New York State along the rolling hills of Seneca Lake, Red Jacket
Orchards has mastered the art of harvesting and pressing premium fruits and juices! Three generations of the
Nicholson family have grown apples and summer fruits, including berries, currants, cherries, peaches, plums, and
the largest apricot orchard on the East Coast. Founded in 1958, what began as a local fruit farm has grown to a
trusted producer of finest fresh and healthy foods. In addition to producing fresh fare, Red Jacket offer a range of
cold-pressed, all-natural juices and pantry items.